After evening up the series at a game apiece last night, the Padres will turn to Tyson Ross to stay above the .500 mark and ahead in the four-game set. Ross, like the Padres pitching staff in general, hasn't had his sharpest stuff this season. Through his first six starts, he's 1-3 with a 4.15 ERA. In nine lifetime outings (eight starts) against the Diamondbacks, Ross is 2-3 with a 3.00 ERA. Pitching in Arizona, however, has given him some trouble in the past. He's 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA in five tries (four starts) at Chase Field.
Ross' counterpart for the night, Chase Anderson, is also struggling to get back to his 2014 self. Last year he racked up nine wins, and he has yet to notch a victory in 2015, though his performance is probably more deserving of his 0-1 record. Anderson has four career starts against the Padres, amounting to a 2-1 record and 3.86 ERA. He didn't factor into the decision on April 15th when the Dbacks came to Petco Park. He kept the Padres to two runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out five.
Tune in to the game tonight at 5:10 pm PT.