In a few days we'll be off to the West Coast, but for now, the West Coast comes to us. The Padres are in town, and if they're three games under .500, they're certainly still in the race for the NL West. Not, one would presume, terribly interested in just rolling over.
Still, under .500, NL playing in AL, John Lackey on the mound. We've faced much worse scenarios before.