Padres News: Padres Hit The Road To San Fran

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Apr 28, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) pitches during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 Monday, 7:15pm

Tyson Ross (1-2, 4.55 ERA) vs. Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 3.73 ERA)

Ross is looking to bounce back from one of the roughest start of the season so far. He got tagged for the loss against the Houston Astros when he allowed a season-high four runs in five innings. He did, however, strike out nine in the process. The Padres starting pitching leads all of major league baseball in strikeouts as a rotation.

Ross has eight appearances against the Giants in his career, with a 3-2 record and a 3.89 ERA. He faced them earlier this season and allowed three runs and walked four while getting his only win of the season thus far.

Bumgarner had his worst start of the 2015 season so far against the Padres last month. The Padres are a unique situation in that their best hitters are all right-handed. The lefty Bumgarner allowed five runs on 10 hits in only three innings. The reigning World Series MVP has been more Bumgarner-like since that Saturday night.

He has 18 starts against the Padres throughout his career. He is 6-5 with a 3.80 ERA.

Justin Upton has the best numbers against Bumgarner. He is 11-for-27 (.407) with a home run.