San Diego Padres wins in 9th thank to Ross
From about the fourth inning at Chase Field on Friday night, the thoughts started popping into Tyson Ross’ head for the San Diego Padres in the MLB. He had to find a way to keep them out.
“I realized, this is why the guys won’t talk to me,” Ross said.
He was flirting with the first no-hitter in Padres history. He was rolling. Dominating.
In the eighth inning, it all ended when D-backs pinch-hitter Christian Walker hit a line drive over the head of center fielder Franchy Cordero, who misplayed the ball. Not only did that RBI double end the no-no, but it tied the game, 1-1, and set the stage for a ninth-inning rally and a 4-1 win.
“It wasn’t the cleanest break,” Padres manager Andy Green said of Cordero’s misread. “I know he’s the type of kid that’ll go home thinking about that, how he should’ve made that catch. Franchy gives everything he has out there.”