Our Padres begin their second series of the year against the Giants tonight at AT&T Park. Opening up the three-game set will be Tyson Ross, who is looking to bounce back after his roughest outing of the season. The right hander was tagged for five earned runs in six innings at Miller Park his last time out. He gave up two home runs to the Brewers. In the start prior to that, however, he was brilliant against the Giants at home. He threw eight innings of scoreless ball, limiting San Francisco to four hits and a walk while collecting nine strikeouts.
The Friars are coming off a series split in D.C., but it didn't come easily. The offense continued to struggle for the most part. And they won't get a break tonight against Madison Bumgarner, who seems to have San Diego's number lately, especially when pitching at home. He's 3-0 with a 3.11 ERA in his last seven starts against the Padres at AT&T Park, registering more than one strikeout per inning pitched against them.
Action gets underway in the Bay at 7:15 tonight.