It's been a pretty good week for Tyson Ross. First he threw his first career complete game, a three-hit shutout win over the Reds last Wednesday. Then a few days later he found out he is the Padres' 2014 All Star. Tonight he gets a chance to help secure a series win for our Padres against the NL West rival Rockies at Coors Field.
Ross looks to get a win streak going for San Diego following their 6-1 victory in last night's series opener. Coming off the high of his aforementioned outing against the Reds, in which he matched a career-high nine strikeouts while issuing no walks. Prior to that he had gone 0-4 with a 3.94 ERA over five starts, though was undeniably a victim of a stingy offense - he received only one run of support during that five-game stretch. That was also his problem in 2013 when he made three starts against the Rockies. He couldn't pick up a win despite a 2.76 ERA in those games while keeping batters to a .190 average.
Hopefully he gets more support this time around. Our Friars have won six of their last eight games, securing themselves pretty firmly in the third place spot in the NL West. Tonight they'll face Franklin Morales, who is making his second start since rejoining the Rockies rotation. Morales is winless (0-3) in his last seven starts, dating back to May. But he earned the win against our Padres at Petco Park in April, pitching six innings of one-run ball in his first time facing the team since 2007.
Don't miss out when our All Star takes the mound tonight. Game time is set for 5:40 PDT.
And don't forget to check out today's SB Nation Fantasy Baseball league on FanDuel. It's $2 to join and first prize is $2,000. There's also an MLB Squeeze (Late Night) league with a first prize of $1,200. You can join at this link.