Padres News: Padres Host Interleague Series with Astros

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Apr 23, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2 Tuesday, 7:10pm

Tyson Ross (1-1, 3.97 ERA) vs. Roberto Hernandez (0-2, 3.57 ERA)

Ross is coming off of a shaky start in Colorado when he walked three batters in the first inning including one that walked in the first run of the game. He walked four total and was tagged for the loss. He did strike out seven in the five innings but he just could not overcome his abysmal first inning.

He looks to rebound against the Astros, whom Ross has never faced. He has made nine starts in interleague play and has a 3.12 ERA in those games. Ross is only one strikeout behind Shields for the team lead.

Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona) enters his tenth season in the big leagues and his first with Houston. He has a 4.50 ERA in three starts against the Padres and he faced the Friars twice last year and lost both times. He is coming off of a loss against the Seattle Mariners after allowing three runs in seven innings.

Justin Upton has the most experience against Hernandez with nine plate appearances. Unfortunately he is only 1 for 7 but he does have three RBI. Upton has been hot lately, however. In his last three games, he has two home runs, five RBI and three hits.

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