A well-rested Shawn Hill takes the mound on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park against the Phillies in the second game of a four-game series.
Hill, the Padres' No. 5 starter, hasn't pitched since earning his first victory as a Padre on April 10 against the Giants at PETCO Park.
Hill figures to be in for a stiffer test in an unfriendly ballpark for pitchers when he faces Philadelphia, a team he's familiar with having pitched previously for Washington.
SD: RHP Shawn Hill (1-0, 3.60 ERA)
Hill has found a home in San Diego and, after his first start for his new team, might just stick in the rotation for a while. Aside from running into a rough path in the sixth inning during his start on April 10 against the Giants, Hill pitched well in his Padres debut. In five innings, Hill allowed seven hits, four in his last inning. All told, Hill allowed two runs in five-plus innings with one walk and three strikeouts in a 69-pitch effort.
PHI: RHP Brett Myers (1-1, 5.54 ERA)
Myers pitched pretty well Saturday against the Rockies at Coors Field. He gave up just four hits in seven innings. The only problem is that three of those hits were home runs. Myers has allowed just 12 hits in his first two starts in 2009, and six of them have been home runs. Myers acknowledges he has made some mistakes in those two starts. He just hasn't been lucky enough to have his opponents miss them. Myers is hoping to reduce his mistakes against the Padres.
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