Ross lasted only 4 innings, giving up 6 times as many hits as his last start. He conceded 4 earned runs, walked 3, but struck out 7. That was nothing compared to Colorado’s Jon Gray, who seemed to dominate the Friars tonight with 11 K’s, his best start in a while. The Padres bullpen similarly held things down, other than Kirby Yates being tagged in the 8th inning.
The Pads added to their league-leading strikeout totals, though Wil Myers striking out twice also had 2 hits. The two San Diego runs came off sacrifices, a Manuel Margot sacrifice fly in the 7th inning and a Chase Headley groundout RBI. The Pads had enough opportunities to bounce back from Ross’ rough outing, stranding 4 runners on the day.
The Friars will depart a freezing rainy Colorado and return home, taking the day off before starting a 3-game series against Jacob deGrom and the NL East leading New York Mets.