The final time the Rockies performed the Padres, it was late March and early April within the season-opening sequence in San Diego. The Rockies took the primary two video games earlier than the Padres rallied to win the final two.
Since then, Colorado has suffered accidents and setbacks, leading to 11 totally different beginning pitchers taking the mound in 64 video games. The Rockies and their No. 15-ranked $179 million payroll have stayed the place predicted — final place within the NL West at 26-38 and 12 video games behind the first-place Diamondbacks. The Rockies rank No. 29 in MLB in ERA (5.22), strikeouts (472), WHIP (1.50), and batting common in opposition to (.273).
The Padres and their No. 3-ranked $247 million payroll spent 5 days in first place within the NL West and plateaued at 7-5 on April 11. Since then, San Diego has gone 22-28 and is in fourth place within the division, eight video games again of Arizona. The All-Star-like roster ranks No. 29 in batting common in MLB (.225), No. 24 in runs scored (254), No. 23 in OPS (.699), and No. 17 in homers (69).
The mind-blowing reality is that if the Rockies sweep the three-game sequence that begins tonight in opposition to the Padres, each groups would have the identical quantity of wins. Having misplaced eight of their final 10, it won’t be very believable for the Rockies, however it might occur.
In sport one, Austin Gomber will likely be on the mound for the Rockies whereas Yu Darvish is getting the beginning for San Diego. Gomber (4-4, 6.99 ERA) is trying to rebound after a brief outing on June 3 in opposition to the Royals when he gave up two walks, a wild pitch, and two singles within the third inning. He solely ended up giving up two runs on six hits with three walks in 2 2⁄3 innings on 74 pitches, and Matt Carasiti was in a position to escape additional injury and the Rockies held on for a 6-4 win.
Darvish is 4-4 this season with a 4.10 ERA in 63 2⁄3 innings over 11 begins. He’s posted 5 high quality begins, together with his final efficiency — a seven-inning scoreless outing when he solely gave up two hits with one stroll whereas putting out 9 in a 6-0 victory over the Cubs on June 3.
The Rockies have traditionally faired decently in opposition to Darvish. In 11 begins, Darvish is 3-4 with a 5.37 ERA in 58 2⁄3 innings with 10.1 strikeouts per 9 innings in comparison with 3.3 walks, whereas giving up 13 homers. 5 of these begins have come at Coors Discipline the place Darvish is 1-1 with a 5.26 ERA.
First Pitch: 6:40 p.m. MDT
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