Padres Continue Road Trip in Blistering AZ

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Jun 10, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) hits a two run home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2  Saturday, 7:10pm

Tyson Ross (3-7, 3.90 ERA) vs. Robbie Ray (2-1, 1.09 ERA)

Ross has been up and down all year. He has struggled in his last two starts, allowing six runs and walking seven in 11 innings. He lost both of those starts. In early May when he pitched at Chase Field, he went six innings, struck out 6 and allowed just two runs. He has a 4.34 ERA in 5 starts there.

Ray will be making his 5th start of the season. He has allowed a total of 3 earned runs in the 24 2/3 innings he has pitched so far this season. In his last start, he pitched 7 shutout innings and only allowed two hits against the Angels.

Some silver lining for the Padres is that his worst starts have come against NL West foes.

Ross will need to be careful of Paul Goldschmidt, who is hitting .354 with two home runs against him. He is putting up MVP-type numbers so far, hitting .357 with 19 home runs and a 1.142 OPS.

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