06/06 Padres Preview: Game 61 vs. Nationals

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

After yesterday's off day, our Padres hope to come back strong as they kick off a series against the Nationals. Tyson Ross will get the ball first in the opener. His last time out he gave up two runs (only one earned) while striking out five batters through six innings of work. Tonight will mark his first career start against the NL East team, though he pitched six relief innings against them in 2013, allowing just one run.

Tanner Roark will make the start for Washington and try for a repeat of his latest outing against SD. He only gave up three hits when the Nats hosted the Friars on April 26th. It was Roark's best outing yet, though his major league career is still young. He has lost each of his last three appearances, but has pitched much better than his record would indicate.

The action gets underway tonight at 7:10 PDT. See if the offense can get something going and help Ross with some run support.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Gaslamp Ball

You must be a member of Gaslamp Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gaslamp Ball. You should read them.

Join Gaslamp Ball

You must be a member of Gaslamp Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gaslamp Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker