|SAN DIEGO ( LAMET )|
COLORADO ( SENZATELA )
|961||SAN DIEGO||+165||Ov 11.5,-115||+135||Ov 11.5,+105|
|962||COLORADO||-175||Un 11.5,-105||-145||Un 11.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-36||+5.1||35-28||3.9||0.236||0.293||0.397||0.689||4.8||0.256||0.321||0.416||0.736|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.6||4-3||4.1||0.269||0.310||0.458||0.768||4.1||0.267||0.328||0.487||0.815|
|vs Right-handed Starters||36-29||+4.6||29-31||5.1||0.271||0.330||0.422||0.752||5.0||0.258||0.325||0.431||0.756|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.8||5-2||7.6||0.320||0.387||0.547||0.933||6.0||0.289||0.351||0.494||0.845|
|7/4/2017||CAHILL(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)||1-0||W||260||8 un||U||5||4||1||5||7||0|
|7/5/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)||6-2||W||225||9 ev||U||13||9||1||14||9||1|
|7/6/2017||LAMET(R)||@ CLEVELAND||TOMLIN(R)||2-11||L||180||9 ov||O||5||3||3||14||8||0|
|7/7/2017||RICHARD(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PIVETTA(R)||4-3||W||105||9 ov||U||8||5||0||9||8||0|
|7/8/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||NOLA(R)||2-1||W||140||8 ev||U||5||5||0||4||4||1|
|7/9/2017||CAHILL(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||EICKHOFF(R)||1-7||L||-115||8.5 un||U||9||11||1||9||2||0|
|7/14/2017||RICHARD(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||CUETO(R)||4-5||L||+100||8 un||O||11||11||1||14||9||0|
|7/15/2017||CHACIN(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||5-3||W||+120||7.5 un||O||7||4||0||6||7||0|
|7/16/2017||CAHILL(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||SAMARDZIJA(R)||7-1||W||+110||7.5 un||O||11||3||0||9||8||1|
|7/17/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ COLORADO||MARQUEZ(R)||6-9||L||155||11 ov||O||13||9||1||11||6||2|
|7/18/2017||LAMET(R)||@ COLORADO||SENZATELA(R)|| |
|7/19/2017||RICHARD(L)||@ COLORADO||GRAY(R)|| |
|7/20/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|7/21/2017||CAHILL(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||SAMARDZIJA(R)|| |
|7/22/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||MOORE(L)|| |
|7/23/2017||LAMET(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BLACH(L)|| |
|7/24/2017|| ||NY METS|| || |
|7/25/2017|| ||NY METS|| || |
|7/7/2017||MARQUEZ(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||HOLLAND(L)||12-4||W||-170||11.5 un||O||17||5||1||11||6||0|
|7/8/2017||HOFFMAN(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||4-5||L||-135||10.5 un||U||8||7||0||9||5||0|
|7/9/2017||FREELAND(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)||10-0||W||-110||11.5 ov||U||12||7||0||1||4||1|
|7/14/2017||GRAY(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||2-14||L||150||7.5 un||O||6||5||0||19||11||1|
|7/15/2017||CHATWOOD(R)||@ NY METS||LUGO(R)||3-9||L||105||9.5 ev||O||7||6||1||8||4||0|
|7/16/2017||HOFFMAN(R)||@ NY METS||MATZ(L)||13-4||W||115||9 ev||O||18||10||0||8||5||2|
|7/17/2017||MARQUEZ(R)||SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)||9-6||W||-165||11 ov||O||11||6||2||13||9||1|
|7/18/2017||SENZATELA(R)||SAN DIEGO||LAMET(R)|| |
|7/19/2017||GRAY(R)||SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)|| |
|7/24/2017|| ||@ ST LOUIS|| || |
|7/25/2017|| ||@ ST LOUIS|| || |
|SAN DIEGO: 2016: 68-94, fifth place
Manager: Andy Green (second season)
Who's new? RHP Jhoulys Chacin, RHP Trevor Cahill, RHP Jered Weaver
Who's gone? RHP Tyson Ross, RHP Brandon Morrow, IF/OF Alexi Amarista, OF Jon Jay, OF Oswaldo Arcia, IF/OF Adam Rosales
Projected lineup: LF Travis Jankowski (.245, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 30 SB), CF Manuel Margot (.243, 0, 3 in 10 games), 1B Wil Myers (.259, 28, 94, 28), 3B Yangervis Solarte (.286, 15, 71), RF Hunter Renfroe (.371, 4, 14 in 11 games), 2B Ryan Schmipf (.217, 20, 51), C Austin Hedges (.125, 0, 1 in eight games), SS Luis Sardinas (.287, 2, 13)
Rotation: RH Jered Weaver (12-12, 5.06 ERA with Angels), RH Jhoulys Chacin (6-8, 4.81 with Angels and Braves), LH Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.52), RH Trevor Cahill (4-4, 2.74 with Cubs), LH Christian Friedrich (5-12, 4.80) or RH Luis Perdomo (9-10, 5.71)
Key relievers: RH Brandon Maurer (0-5, 4.52, 13/19 SV), RH Carter Capps (did not pitch - Tommy John surgery), LH Ryan Buchter (3-0, 2.86), LH Brad Hand (4-4, 2.92), RH Kevin Quackenbush (7-7, 3.92), LH Keith Hessler (1-0, 3.38 with Diamondbacks and Padres), RH Jarred Cosart (0-3, 6.03 with Marlins and Padres)
Hot spots: Bullpen. San Diego's version of a position battle is Green fighting the temptation to bench a young player in the middle of a long slump. Since the Padres are playing for next year anyway, watching bullpen roles shake out might be someone's version of fun. Maurer, the incumbent closer, blew six of 19 save opportunities last year. Hand and Buchter are a pair of workhorse lefties who wouldn't look out of place on a contending team. The wild card is Capps, who is healthy after missing all of 2016 following Tommy John surgery. A year before, he struck out 58 batters in 31 innings with the Marlins.
Outlook: Look up 'rebuilding team' in the dictionary. With only eight active players on the books for more than $1 million ' excluding the retained salaries of Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton Jr. and several other former Padres ' San Diego will field MLB's lowest payroll. Theirs is the youngest roster in baseball too, with perhaps only two players who have turned 30 by Opening Day. Their best prospects are college-age kids in the low minors. So what's to like? Prospect watchers have been awaiting the arrival of Margot and Renfroe for years. The backup catcher, Christian Bethancourt, might pitch. Capps has an unusual delivery. The Padres also ran the bases aggressively under Green, and stolen bases are fun. How's that for a marketing slogan?
|COLORADO: 2016: 75-87, third place
Manager: Bud Black (first season)
Who's new? 1B Ian Desmond, IF Alexi Amarista, RHP Greg Holland, LHP Mike Dunn
Who's gone? Manager Walt Weiss, LHP Jorge De La Rosa, RHP Eddie Butler, LHP Boone Logan, C Nick Hundley, IF Daniel Descalso, OF Ryan Raburn
Projected lineup: CF Charlie Blackmon (.324, 29 HR, 82 RBI, 17 SB), 2B D.J. LeMahieu (.348, 11, 66, 11), 3B Nolan Arenado (.294, 41, 133), RF Carlos Gonzalez (.298, 25, 100), 1B Mark Reynolds (.282, 14, 53), LF David Dahl (.315, 7, 24) or Gerardo Parra (.253, 7, 39), SS Trevor Story (.272, 27, 72), C Tony Wolters (.259, 3, 30)
Rotation: RH Jon Gray (10-10, 4.61 ERA), RH Tyler Chatwood (12-9, 3.87), LH Tyler Anderson (5-6, 3.54), LH Kyle Freeland (6-3, 3.91 at Triple-A), RH German Marquez (1-1, 5.23)
Key relievers: Greg Holland (did not pitch in 2016), Adam Ottavino (1-3, 2.67, 7/12 SV), Mike Dunn (6-1, 3.40, 4/8 SV with Marlins), Jake McGee (2-3, 4.73, 15/19 SV), Jordan Lyles (4-5, 5.83), Chad Qualls (2-0, 5.23), Chris Rusin (3-5, 3.74), Carlos Estevez (3-7, 5.24, 11/18 SV)
Hot spots: Catcher and closer. Wolters was 23 years old and hadn't played a game above Double-A last year when the Rockies claimed him off waivers from Cleveland. Now he's the most experienced catcher on the Rockies' 40-man roster, having played 71 major league games. A pitch-framing specialist with rare agility behind the plate, Wolters must coax pitchers through Coors Field and its occasional malefactions. While Colorado's rotation is the best it's looked in years, the ninth inning could be an adventure. Seven pitchers recorded a save for the Rockies in 2016. Now, a man who hasn't thrown a competitive pitch since 2015 might be their best option. Holland, 31, saved 125 games for the Royals from 2013-15 before elbow surgery paused his career. Ottavino will close if Holland can't.
Outlook: The Rockies probably won't catch the Dodgers or Giants this season, but a .500 record or better would be a big boost for their rebuilding movement. Black skippered the Padres from 2007-15, then spent last year in the Angels' front office. His first task: keeping morale steady after a spate of injuries and illness struck the clubhouse. The Rockies' biggest offseason acquisition was veteran Desmond, but he'll miss the beginning of the season with a fractured hand. Pitcher Chad Bettis, who led the Rockies with 32 starts last year, is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for testicular cancer. Backup catcher Tom Murphy (hairline fracture in forearm) and outfielder Dahl (ribs) could also start the season on the DL. If they can get past these early hurdles, the Rockies will be competitive at worst and dangerous at best.
|Rockies' rested Senzatela pitches against Padres|
DENVER -- Antonio Senzatela will return to the Colorado Rockies' rotation Tuesday after a brief stay in the bullpen designed to give him a breather and limit the innings in his rookie season.
The 22-year-old right-hander will be seeking to continue his success against the San Diego Padres, who will start rookie right-hander Dinelson Lamet on his 25th birthday.
Senzatela's start will be his first for Colorado since June 22. At that point, Senzatela had 88 1/3 innings in 15 starts. Because Senzatela threw just 34 2/3 innings last year at Double-A Hartford when he was twice sidelined due to shoulder inflammation, the Rockies want to limit the right-hander's innings this season.
He made three relief appearances totaling five innings for the Rockies from June 26-July 7, then was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque. He threw 61 pitches in 3 1/3 innings Thursday at Las Vegas, allowing four hits and one run with one walk and two strikeouts.
"I threw really good," Senzatela said of his start for Albuquerque, which was the first time he pitched at the Triple-A level. "Good fastball down, and my pitches were there."
Senzatela (9-3, 4.63 ERA) said after his three relief outings for the Rockies, starting will feel "like normal." He is 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts this season against the Padres, on April 11 at Coors Field and May 3 at San Diego. The Rockies are 10-5 in games started by Senzatela.
Asked if were looking forward to returning to the Colorado rotation, Senzatela said, "I'm just looking forward to throwing a good game, good fastballs down and go as far as I can."
Senzatela went 7-1 with a 3.19 ERA in his first 10 career starts through May 26. However, in his next five starts through June 22 before his move to the bullpen, Senzatela went 2-2 with an 8.54 ERA.
Lamet (3-3, 5.93 ERA) will be making his ninth career start while facing the Rockies for the first time. He won his major league debut May 15 at New York against the Mets, allowing one run and three hits in five innings with two walks and eight strikeouts.
Lamet has held right-handed hitters to a .135 average (10-for-74), but left-handed batters are hitting .306 (26-for-85) against him. Lamet is 1-2 with an 8.00 ERA in four road starts and 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA in four starts at home.
The Padres are 5-3 in starts by Lamet, who has allowed 36 hits, including 10 home runs, in 41 innings with 15 walks and 55 strikeouts.
He pitched a career-high seven innings June 29 against the Atlanta Braves, holding them scoreless on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts while winning 6-0. But in his next start, July 6 at Cleveland, the last time Lamet pitched, he gave up six hits and six runs (five earned) in four innings with four walks and five strikeouts. He took the loss in the Indians' 11-2 win.
"It's a fastball that plays up in the zone, and it's as good a slider as anybody has in the game," Padres manager Andy Green said. "Command is his struggle. If he's got command and is attacking aggressively, it's really good stuff.
"He's been in the zone fairly consistently for most of his outings, and a couple times he hasn't, he's had to fight. But it's real stuff. It's a real fastball, a real slider, and he's got an opportunity to blow guys away with his stuff."
|Last Updated: 2/24/2018 11:48:31 AM EST|