After dropping three of four in Atlanta, our Padres hope to get back on track as they begin their homestand against the Cardinals. Tyson Ross will get the ball in the opener and try to continue his fantastic season, hopefully with some help from the Padres offense.
Ross is looking to extend his current win streak to a career-high three straight starts. His last time out he kept the Cubs to just one run in six innings of work while striking out a career-high 11 batters. Tonight's matchup will be his first ever start against St. Louis, though he's pitched three relief innings against the Cards, allowing one unearned run.
Opposing Ross will be Lance Lynn, who is also experiencing a good amount of success this season. Last Wednesday he struck out seven and allowed two runs in 6 1/3 frames in a loss to the Rays, ending a three-game win streak for the right-hander. In two lifetime appearances against San Diego, Lynn is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA.
The action at Petco Park begins at 7:10 PT.