Padres Welcome Cubs For Key Series
By Nick Lee
May 14, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) pitches during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Game 2 Wednesday, 7:10pm
Tyson Ross (2-3, 3.94 ERA) vs. Tsuyoshi Wada (no record)
Ross had a good start in the Padres’ only victory in the series with the Nationals. He struck out six in five innings and got the win after a two-hour rain delay. In his start earlier this year against the Cubs, he wasn’t as sharp. He walked five and allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Wada is replacing the injured Travis Wood. He was an a rehab stint after an injury of his own. This will be his first start for the Cubs this season. The 34 year-old Japanese lefty had 13 starts for the Cubs last year including one against the Padres. He was knocked around that day for five earned runs and four walks.
The Padres will have to beware of former USD Torero Kris Bryant. His debut came against the Padres and he didn’t fare well that time. But now he is on a roll. He has hit four home runs in his last nine games and is on a 7-game hitting streak.