7:05 PM ET, September 12, 2013
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
San Diego: Ross (3-7, 2.79 ERA)
Philadelphia: Halladay (3-4, 7.19 ERA)
Four months have passed after Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay’s shoulder surgery and he is still trying to recapture his Cy Young form.
In contrast, the San Diego Padres’ Tyson Ross has been impressing many YouWager bettors lately.
After getting pushed back due to the flu, Halladay will start tonight opposite Ross as Philadelphia ends a three-game set versus the visiting Padres.
Originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday, Halladay (3-4, 7.19 ERA) was given an extra day to recover after battling the flu over the weekend.
The 36 year-old will be pitching for the first time since last Wednesday’s 3-2 defeat versus the Washington Nationals, when he permitted one run and three hits in six innings. However, Halladay, threw just 57 of his 99 pitches for strikes and issued five walks for the first time in six seasons.
Still trying to build up his velocity, the Colorado native is 1-0 with a 4.24 ERA in three starts since coming off the disabled list Aug. 25.
According to the MLB moneyline, Halladay is 3-2 with a 2.15 ERA versus the Padres (66-78).
The right-hander may need to be at his best versus Ross (3-7, 2.79), who has thrived in nine starts since rejoining San Diego’s rotation July 23. The 26 year-old has gone 3-3 with a 2.16 ERA over that stretch while striking out 63 in 58 1/3 innings.
Ross threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in two relief appearances versus the Phillies in 2013.
Philadelphia (67-78) is looking for a fifth win in six games after winning 4-2 on Wednesday. Freddy Galvis and Jimmy Rollins went a combined 5 for 6 with two homers and three RBIs.