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Padres 1, Diamondbacks 0: Looking For An Ace? You Got It At Ross

Tyson Ross pitches 8 scoreless innings with the minimum run support necessary for the win.

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sport
Here it is. Finally the last game of this road trip. Padres have won 5 of the nine games already played on this trip and will be looking to secure not only win #6, but their 2nd series in a row. The last time that happened was the back to back sweeping of the Braves and Diamondbacks at Petco in June. Today, Tyson Ross looks to pick up win #2 on this road trip as he faces Patrick Corbin.

1st Inning

Chase Headley is still hitting the ball all over the field. A triple off the wall in center just misses being a home run. Standing on third, he was in prime position to see Carlos Quentin single to left and score Headley to give the Padres THE LEAD in the 1st inning. Early scores have been very common on this road trip. 5 of the first 9 games have had the Padres scoring in the 1st inning. They won 4 of them.


Tyson Ross started off the game with a solid 1-2-3 inning which included a Paul Goldschmidt strikeout.

2nd Inning

Rene Rivera singled with 2 outs. Next up, Tyson Ross. The reason Tyson hasn’t had many starts was because of his injury that made it hard for him to swing. Well, that’s in the past. Ross connected with a HARD hit single to right field. It was hit so hard that it took 2 bounces to Gerardo Parra and Tyson had to hustle down the line to avoid being thrown out at 1st. His glorious dash was all for naught though when Everth Cabrera sent a fly ball to the outfield to end the inning.

3rd Inning

Ross got himself into a bit of trouble in the inning. Cliff Pennington hit a triple to lead off the inning. The pitcher Patrick Corbin sent a pop up to left but not deep enough to score the run. 1 out. With the infield in, Adam Eaton grounded to Logan Forsythe who pump faked and held Pennington at 3rd before getting the ball to 1st to record the 2nd out. Aaron Hill stepped to the plate and Tyson Ross made sure that run was staying put. 3 strikes and Hill is out to end the inning.

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Innings

They happened but really all that happened during them was Tyson Ross raking in the strikeouts. After these 5 innings, he bumped his total today from 2 to 7. In his 8 scoreless innings, Ross only surrendered 3 hits and 1 walk. Ross pitched a gem today. Padres got a few hits during these innings also. Yonder Alonso singled, but did not steal a base. Logan Forsythe singled, but as you can tell from the score, nothing became of it. Yeah, it was that kind of game today. Even my recap suffered. Yet, I’m sure it was for the better.

9th Inning

Will Venable singled. He is good. Like really good these days. Give the guy an All Star Break and he comes out swinging in this road trip. I hope he continues this hitting when the Padres return to Petco Park tomorrow.

Huston Street came in for the save. Aaron Hill grounded out for the first out of the inning. Paul Goldschmidt came up to bat and did what he’s done before… He struck out. Swing and a miss and there’s 2 outs. Eric Chavez stepped up and popped out to Chase Headley to end the game.


Padres have won 2 series’ in a row. It is the first time they've done this since June and this is also the first time that the Padres have won 2 consecutive road series’ since June/July 2012. That is a loooong time. Glad that’s over. Padres return home after spending 2 weeks away from San Diego. Tomorrow, they begin a series against the Cincinnati Reds. Sean O' Sullivan will take on Mike Leake at 7:10.

Happy flight and all the goodness! Keep on winning, Padres!

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