St. Louis Cardinals @ San Diego Padres
Tuesday, July 29, 7:10 PM PDT , Petco Park
Lance Lynn, RHP
Tyson Ross, RHPLynn had a quality start wasted on Wednesday because of no run support, but he continues to be durable and reliable. Lynn has allowed two or fewer runs in 15 of 21 starts this season and has pitched into the sixth in as many outings.
Wednesday, July 30, 7:10 PM PDT , Petco ParkRoss, an All-Star, has certainly pitched like one during the month of July. In five starts this month, he has a 1.03 ERA and has held opponents to a .194 average. He struck out 11 in six innings against the Cubs his last time out.
Joe Kelly, RHP
Jesse Hahn, RHPKelly has made two starts since returning from the DL. One was excellent; the other two were far from it. He believes he has fixed some issues that could have led him to tip his pitches, but he is still searching for consistent sinker command.
Thursday, July 31, 12:40 PM PDT , Petco ParkAfter taking a two-week break to give his workload a break, the rookie looked as sharp as ever the last time out against the Braves, allowing one run in six innings. Hahn became the first Padres pitcher to win his first four road starts.
Shelby Miller, RHP
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHPAfter a brief stint in the bullpen, Miller returned to the rotation on Saturday and pitched well. A conservative pitch count forced him out after five innings, though Miller allowed only two runs and didn't issue a walk.
Despaigne hit his first pothole in the big leagues the last time out, allowing five runs (two earned) on six hits with five walks in just 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Braves. He didn't attack as much as he did in his first five big league starts.