PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Godley will ride the Reno shuttle back to Chase Field to start the second game of a three-game series against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
Godley, taking the rotation spot normally held by right-hander Zack Greinke, will face struggling left-hander Christian Friedrich as the Diamondbacks try and end a slide that has seen them lose eight of their past nine games.
Greinke was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to June 29, with a left oblique strain.
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Godley (1-0, 4.35 ERA) will be marking his second tour with the Diamondbacks. He was called up to start June 11 against the Marlins and allowed two runs on four hits in six innings, then was shifted to the bullpen for four appearances before being shipped back to Triple-A Reno.
Godley is one of three rookies currently in the Diamondbacks rotation, and all are struggling through the same growing pains.
"It is sort of a theme for a lot of our guys right now," Arizona manager Chip Hale said. "Their stuff is good. They are having some really impressive innings, but they have to give us six or seven of those."
In his only career start against the Padres, Godley threw three scoreless innings on Sept. 27, 2015. Twelve days earlier, he gave up a run in 1 1/3 innings in his only other career appearance against San Diego.
After dropping the series opener 8-3 to the Padres on Monday, the Diamondbacks have lost eight of their past nine at Chase Field -- matching their overall skid.
"We are just not playing winning baseball right now," Hale said. "That's what it boils down to."
Friedrich (4-3, 3.96) began the year well for the Padres, surrendering only eight earned runs in his first six starts. However, over his past three outings, Friedrich has given up 14 earned runs on 20 hits over 16 innings with 12 strikeouts and eight walks.
Padres manager Andy Green said Friedrich, much like the Diamondbacks' young pitches, is finding his way as he pitches in and out of trouble.
"He's not far off from being great," said Green, whose team has won three of four. "It's a couple of pitches here and there and a couple of big innings that got away from him."
San Diego is 5-4 in Friedrich's starts this season.
"I love the way he's wired," Green said. "He's going to pitch well. He just needs to come to the realization of what's not going well a little quicker."
Friedrich pitched well in his lone career start against the Padres, on June 12 at Coors Field. He yielded one run, which was unearned, on two hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out nine in a no-decision.
The Padres may be without catcher Derek Norris, who was struck near the left elbow on a Brandon Drury swing follow-through and left Monday's game. Postgame X-rays were taken, but the results were not immediately available.
Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte, who hit his third homer in four games at Chase Field this season, enters Tuesday batting .408 (20-for-49) in his last 14 games.
Diamondbacks second baseman Jean Segura is riding an eight-game hitting streak and is batting .363 in his past 23 games with six doubles and seven RBIs.