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Marlins Vs. Padres: Miami Continues West Coast Trip In San Diego

The Miami Marlins send their ace to the mound to face the Padres, can Josh Johnson get his first win of the year?

April 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Josh Johnson (55) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
April 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Josh Johnson (55) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Marlins are coming off a win over the San Francisco Giants, and they'll stay on the Left Coast to face the San Diego Padres over the weekend. The first game is on Friday, first pitch is scheduled for 10:05 pm and you can find the game on Fox Sports Florida.

Josh Johnson is the in disputed ace of the Marlins staff, but he has yet to register his first win of the 2012 season. He isn't even a hard luck 0-3 either, his 5.34 ERA is a lot higher than we normally see from him. The Padres don't have the greatest lineup in the world and their ballpark definitely helps out the pitcher, so maybe this could be the beginning of a good stretch for Miami.

We'll have plenty more on this series throughout the weekend on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all of the latest news and updates. As always, please head over to Fish Stripes for more on this series and all things Miami Marlins baseball. For some perspective from the other dugout, you can check out Gaslamp Baseball, SB Nation's San Diego Padres blog. For more on this and every other MLB series please check out the SB Nation Major League Baseball hub page.

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