Jul 2, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) pitches during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres Tyson Ross Named To His First Career All-Star Game


San Diego, CA- San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross has been selected to the 2014 National League All-Star team.

For Tyson Ross this is his first career All-Star Game selection.

Tyson Ross is the 12th starting pitcher and 27th pitcher in Padres history to be named to the National League all-star team. Tyson Ross is also the 7th pitcher in the last 10 seasons to be named as the Padres representative to the National League all-star team. The last Padres pitcher to be named to the National League all-star team was closer Huston Street in 2012. Last season shortstop Everth Cabrera was the Padres representative on the National League all-star team.

Tyson Ross in his 5th major league season and second season with the San Diego Padres is (7-8) in his 18 starts for the Padres with a 2.93 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 116.2 innings pitched. Ross is tied for sixth in the National League in innings pitched, seventh in strikeouts and ninth in opponents batting average. Tyson Ross also leads the Padres this season in wins, ERA, innings pitched and ranks second in strikeouts.

Tyson Ross was absolutely masterful in his last start for the Padres as he pitched his first career complete game shutout on wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds. Ross allowed no runs on three hits and nine strikeouts in 9 innings of work.

Despite being one of the best closers in baseball this season….Padres closer Huston Street was not selected to the National League all-star team despite converting 23/24 saves with a 1.13 ERA. Despite being snubbed from the original roster, expect to still see Street on the all-star team. Tyson Ross is scheduled to pitch next Sunday before the all-star game and will need to be replaced on All-Star team. Expect his replacement to be Huston Street.

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