National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Sunday, July 13
(All times Eastern)
San Diego Padres (41-53) at Los Angeles Dodgers (53-43), 4:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Tyson Ross (7-9, 2.93)
Los Angeles - Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-5, 3.65)
(SportsNetwork.com) - Hyun-Jin Ryu will try to send the Los Angeles Dodgers
into the All-Star break with a series victory as he gets the call on Sunday
afternoon for the finale of a four-game set with the San Diego Padres.
The left-handed Ryu will also be looking to rebound after failing to log at
least six innings for the first time in 10 starts last time out. He was
drilled for seven runs and 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings of a loss to Detroit on
Ryu dropped to 9-5 with a 3.65 earned run average on the year as he posted his
shortest outing since logging just two innings of work versus San Francisco on
"It wasn't so much strikes and balls, it was actually the amount of hits I
gave up," said Ryu on Los Angeles' website. "I let my team down after they
scored five runs. I had a cushion and didn't capitalize. Nothing was working.
My command was not there. I'd miss by a foot or right down the middle, nothing
on the edges. I learned again that with major league hitters, you can't pitch
in the middle."
The 27-year-old looks to rebound today against a Padres club that he is 1-0
against this year in two starts with a 0.69 ERA, giving up one run over 13
Right-hander Tyson Ross counters for the Padres and he sits at 7-9 on the
season despite an excellent 2.93 ERA. He has lost five of his last six
decisions and is 1-3 over his last four outings despite not giving up more
than two earned runs in any of those games.
Ross suffered a 2-1 loss at Colorado on Tuesday, yielding both runs on six
hits and no walks over six innings.
The 27-year-old takes aim at his first career victory over the Dodgers, who he
is 0-3 against with a 3.33 ERA in six meetings (4 starts).
After San Diego evened this series with a win on Friday, the Dodgers claimed a
1-0 victory last night on A.J. Ellis' sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth
After Ian Kennedy tossed eight dominant innings for the Padres, Kevin
Quackenbush (1-2) came on for the ninth and gave up a leadoff double to Adrian
Gonzalez before Los Angeles eventually loaded the bases. Gonzalez then scored
without a throw on Ellis' ball to deep right field.
"Obviously he's the right guy for the situation," Dodgers manager Don
Mattingly said of Ellis. "He's going to make you throw a strike."
Gonzalez had two of Los Angeles' four hits in the game as the Dodgers beat the
Padres for the sixth time in nine meetings this year.
Paul Maholm made his first start since May 14 for Los Angeles and shined,
yielding just two hits over six-plus innings of work. Brandon League and J.P.
Howell each worked scoreless innings in relief and Kenley Jansen pitched out
of a jam in the ninth to earn the win.
While the Dodgers sit a game above the Giants for first place in the NL West,
the Padres fell 11 games off the pace with their sixth loss in eight games.
"Our pitching has been really good," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We've got
to get our bats going."
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was ejected in the bottom of the third inning
for arguing with home plate umpire David Rackley after striking out looking.
07/13 10:49:59 ET