The decision to push Despaigne back to Sunday aligns his start with Brandon Morrow, who is on a Minor League rehabilitation assignment with Double-A San Antonio. On Sunday, Morrow will make his second and final start with the Missions, throwing approximately 80 pitches.
The Padres could then pick between Morrow or Despaigne to start when their turn rolls around on June 12 against the Dodgers at Petco Park. Despaigne has been filling in for Morrow while he has been on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder.
Since filling in for Morrow, Despaigne is 1-3 with a 5.79 ERA in five starts, though he's allowed a combined three earned runs in his last starts covering 20 innings.