The Padres wrap up their four-game set at Coors Field this afternoon and hope to come out with their fourth straight series win as they go into a tough homestand this weekend.
After a bummer of a loss last night, the Friars look to Tyson Ross to close out the series on a strong note. So far Ross is 1-0 with a 4.08 ERA in three starts this season. The right-hander, who turned 28 yesterday, is making his eighth career start against Colorado and sixth at Coors Field. Unfortunately the Rockies have not been kind to him in the past. He's 0-4 against them all-time, with all four of his losses coming at Coors Field. Despite that record, though, Ross has posted a 3.79 ERA in those five starts at Coors, so if he can keep up that trend, and the Padres can continue performing the way they have on offense this series, it looks like our chances are good.
The Padres have not won a series at Coors Field since mid-2012. Jordan Lyles will get the ball to try to keep it that way as he makes his seventh career start against San Diego. He hasn't been too lucky against them in the past, going 1-3 with a 6.30 ERA in his previous six attempts. But Lyles has been a solid pitcher for the Rockies overall and is relatively successful at Coors Field, boasting a career 5-1 record in 12 starts, though his ERA in those outings is a 4.70. In three starts so far this year, Lyles is 1-1 with a 3.50 ERA.
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