Interleague Preview from The Sports Network|
Monday, June 16
(All times Eastern)
San Diego Padres (29-40) at Seattle Mariners (35-34), 10:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Tyson Ross (6-5, 2.97)
Seattle - Chris Young (5-4, 3.68)
(SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Young spent most of his career with the San Diego
Padres. Now, he'll get a chance to face them for the first time on Monday when
his new team, the Seattle Mariners, opens a two-game set against the Padres at
The series will then shift to San Diego for a pair of games at Petco Park.
Young broke into the majors with the Texas Rangers in 2004, but pitched five
years in San Diego and was an All-Star for the Padres in 2007. However,
injuries set in following that season and after leaving San Diego for the New
York Mets in 2012, he was forced to miss all of the 2013 campaign due to
thoracic outlet syndrome.
The right-hander has remained relatively healthy this season for the Mariners,
but comes into tonight's start having dropped four of his last six. He
absorbed the loss on Wednesday to the New York Yankees, as he allowed four
runs and seven hits in five innings, dropping him to 5-4 on the year to go
along with a 3.68 ERA.
"He wasn't very sharp tonight, but listen, this guy is a competitor," Seattle
manager Lloyd McClendon said after that outing. "He hung in there and did as
good as he could tonight. It's not his best stuff, but that happens, that
happens to all of us. He'll bounce back."
Now he'll face the Padres, the only team he has yet to pitch against in his
11-year career. Young could be in trouble, as he has pitched to a 7.04 ERA in
his last five interleague starts.
Young will be trying to help the Mariners stay in the win column after they
snapped a five-game losing streak on Sunday with a 5-1 triumph over the
Kyle Seager had four hits and three RBI in that one, while Hisashi Iwakuma
(5-3) surrendered just one run on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts
across eight solid innings to earn the win.
"Fortunate for us, (Iwakuma) threw the ball really well and kept us in it,"
Seager said. "We were able to get him some runs late."
San Diego, meanwhile, comes into Monday's opener struggling, as it has dropped
six of seven after a series loss to the New York Mets this past weekend.
Trying to reverse their fortunes on Monday will be righty Tyson Ross, who is
6-5 with a 2.97 ERA. Ross did not get a decision on Wednesday, but was
tremendous against Philadelphia, as he scattered four hits and struck out
seven over seven scoreless innings in his team's 3-0 loss.
"Any time you can go deep into games it helps out," Ross said. "Typically,
you're being pretty efficient, you're getting outs. It's usually going to be a
close game and it really kind of saves the bullpen."
Ross has faced the Mariners three times (1 start) and is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA.
San Diego split four games with the Mariners last season.
06/16 10:57:15 ET