Ian Kennedy is scheduled to take the mound Sunday after appealing a 10-game suspension for his role in a bench-clearing brawl earlier this week. He could be in for a battle against the surging Padres.
The visiting Diamondbacks will look to avoid a three-game sweep against the Padres, who will be trying to gain even more ground on the NL West leaders.
While eight suspensions and 12 fines were handed out by Major League Baseball as a result of the Diamondbacks' brawl with the Dodgers on Tuesday, Kennedy (3-4, 5.49 ERA) received the stiffest punishment after "intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Zack Greinke."
The right-hander's suspension is the longest handed out for on-field conduct since Cubs catcher Michael Barrett's 10-game punishment for punching White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski in May 2006.
"You look at the history and my history and the history of things happening with first offenses in the past, and that's why I'm going to go through the appealing process,"...