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May 5, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) loses his batting helmet as he strikes out against the Baltimore Orioles during the third inning of a their inter league baseball game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2 Wednesday, 7:10pm

Tyson Ross (6-8, 3.45 ERA) vs. Bartolo Colon (9-9, 4.60 ERA)

Another San Diego pitcher that may be making his swan song start is Tyson Ross. He is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in five July starts. This will be his first career start at Citi Field but he has a 0.64 ERA in two career starts against the Mets.

The Timeless Wonder Colon will be making the 20th start of season number 18 in his career. He has not pitched less than 6 innings since May 15th. He has 213 career wins. He is 2-2 with a 2.67 ERA in 5 career starts against the Padres. His ERA at his spacious home park (3.80) is much better than on the road (5.57).

Many people enjoy watching Colon for his hitting. This year he is one hit shy of tying his career high. He has 5 hits and 3 RBI.

Offensive Player to Watch: Melvin Upton Jr.

Yes, you read that right. This is the same Upton who hit .213 before the All-Star break. However, in the last 7 games he is hitting 286 with a triple. He has the best career numbers against Colon among all the Padres hitters. In his career, he is hitting .303 with a home run and 5 RBI.

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