Series Preview: Padres Head to Windy City
Apr 12, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) pitches during the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Game 2 Saturday, 11:20AM
Tyson Ross (1-0, 3.75 ERA) vs. Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 10.38 ERA)
Ross has gone six innings in each of his first two starts. He struck out eight his last time out against the Giants. He is 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in eight innings against the Cubs in his career. All of his experience against the Cubs has come at Wrigley Field. Last year he went six innings and struck out 11 in a win against them. A repeat of that performance on Saturday will likely net him another win.
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Hendricks is entering his second season in the big leagues. He had a pretty successful rookie season, going 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA in 80 innings. He started against the Padres once last year and pitched very well. He went seven innings without allowing a run and he did not walk anyone. Hendricks has a career 1.99 ERA at Wrigley Field. In his first start, he allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Justin Upton has plenty of experience against the Cubs. He has hit 8 home runs with 33 RBI in 44 games. The Padres will need him to stay hot in order to beat the Cubs.