Padres Editorial: Off to the Desert to Face D-Backs

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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 3 Saturday, 5:10pm

Tyson Ross (1-3, 4.15 ERA) vs. Chase Anderson (0-1, 3.38 ERA)

Ross is coming off of a solid start. It didn’t start out that way as he walked in a run at the beginning of the game, but he kept his pitch count low and was able to pitch seven innings. He has been pretty solid with a 3.00 ERA against the Diamondbacks in his career but has a 4.70 ERA at Chase Field.

In four career starts against the Padres, Anderson is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA. He pitched well in his last start, tossing six shutout innings while striking out 7.

Matt Kemp, as usual, has good numbers against the Diamondbacks, especially Anderson. He is 4 for 9 (.444) with a home run and 3 RBI. Justin Upton also has a home run off of Anderson.