Padres Look to Take Rubber Game Against Brewers


Apr 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder

Carlos Gomez

(27) loses his helmet during the twelfth inning against the San Diego Padres at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres look to take the rubber game of the three game series against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday.   They are coming off a dynamic extra innings win after Chase Headley smacked a mammoth 447 ft homer  in the twelfth to seal up the 2-1 victory. The pitching staff continues to lead the way for the Padres. Starter Ian Kennedy allowed one earned run over six innings while the bullpen held the Brewers scoreless for the remainder of the game.

Tyson Ross (2-2, 2.13 ERA) looks to continue rolling when he faces veteran Kyle Loshe (3.1, 2.67 ERA). Ross is coming off an impressive outing against the Giants last Friday pitching eight shutout innings and striking out nine. Over his  last two starts, Ross has allowed one earned run over fifteen innings fanning sixteen. Today’s game is a good test for the righthander. He still faces a very dangerous lineup in  hitter-friendly Miller Park.

Despite Padre pitchers cooling off the Brewers bats in the last two games, the club continue to struggle to score runs. Chase Headley went to 2-4 last night but has been inconsistent. Both Yonder Alonso and Jedd Gyorko continue to struggle combining to go 1-10. The only bright spot for the Padres has been Chris Denorfia. Following his homerun on Monday, he put up three of the Padres seven hits. If the Padres want to compete in the National League West, they need to find a way to put up more than one or two runs a game.