Chico threw back-to-back no-hitters for Fallbrook, where he was a 2001 All-American, earning all-state, all-county, all-city and all-Avocado League honors.
Chico, 23, pitched for the University of Southern California and nearby Palomar Community College.
Hensley will be looking to keep his resurgence going.
After losing his first three decisions, Hensley has allowed just two runs in each of his last two starts. He was in line to beat the Dodgers on Friday, but the Padres gave up four runs in the ninth inning and lost, 6-5.
WASH: LHP Matt Chico (2-2, 5.70 ERA)
Chico picked up his second win of the season on Friday in a 4-3 win over the New York Mets. Coming off a less-than-stellar performance in his previous start -- five earned runs and seven walks over 4 2/3 innings -- Chico battled back and kept the potent Mets lineup in check.
SD: RHP Clay Hensley (1-3, 7.86 ERA)
After losing his first three starts and seeing his ERA climb past 12.00, Hensley has looked sharp in his past two starts. His outing against the Dodgers on Friday was certainly his best outing of the season, as he allowed two runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. He had four walks but had good movement on his curveball, a pitch he used plenty in getting five strikeouts.
Player to watch
Khalil Greene hit safely in 18 of his first 25 games. He had 17 extra-base hits during the stretch, tied for second in the National League. He has 11 doubles along with four home runs and 17 RBIs.
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Friday: Padres (RHP Greg Maddux, 2-2, 3.86) at Marlins (LHP Dontrelle Willis, 5-1, 5.35) 4:05 p.m. PT
Saturday: Padres (LHP David Wells, 1-1, 6.23) at Marlins (RHP Sergio Mitre, 0-2, 3.97) 4:05 p.m. PT