Tyson Ross, 28, then hopped a flight back to Cincinnati, where he arrived at Great American Ballpark just as his teammates were leaving after a 9-7 win over the Reds.
On Thursday, though, Tyson Ross will watch his brother from the visitors' dugout. Will there be times when he feels slightly tormented, feeling the weight of family versus team?
"I've got my brother on the mound and my brother from another mother in [Thursday's starting pitcher for the Padres, Andrew Cashner], it's going to be fun to watch. It's going to be a pretty unique experience," Tyson Ross said.
"I'm pretty fortunate to see his debut and see him Thursday."
If Tyson Ross had any regrets it was that he and Joe don't get to face each other on the same day -- mostly because he wants the chance to take some hacks at the plate against his brother.
"Hopefully that will happen at some point in the future," he said. "At some point I'd like to get an at-bat off him. That will be the ultimate bragging rights at Thanksgiving and Christmas for years to come if that matchup happens."