|SAN DIEGO ( PERDOMO )|
COLORADO ( MARQUEZ )
|911||SAN DIEGO||+170||Ov 12,+100||+155||Ov 11,-120|
|912||COLORADO||-180||Un 12,-120||-165||Un 11,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-35||+6.1||34-28||3.8||0.234||0.291||0.394||0.684||4.8||0.254||0.318||0.413||0.731|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.6||4-3||3.6||0.242||0.277||0.407||0.684||4.4||0.273||0.324||0.513||0.837|
|vs Right-handed Starters||35-29||+3.6||28-31||5.1||0.270||0.328||0.419||0.747||5.0||0.256||0.324||0.429||0.753|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.8||4-3||6.7||0.306||0.361||0.508||0.869||6.0||0.292||0.360||0.504||0.864|
|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)|| |
|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|| || |
|7/7/2017||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)|| |
|7/18/2017||SENZATELA(R)||SAN DIEGO||LAMET(R)|| |
|7/19/2017||GRAY(R)||SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)|| |
|7/24/2017|| ||@ 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 kick off homestand vs. Padres|
DENVER -- Coming off a much-needed road win over the New York Mets, the Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series Monday against the San Diego Padres, the start of a seven-game homestand.
The Rockies were outscored 23-5 while losing the first two games to the Mets, with Colorado's starters combining to pitch 2 1/3 innings while allowing 12 runs. However, the Rockies packed seven runs into the first two innings Sunday and averted a sweep with a 13-4 win.
It was their highest run total of the season and the third-most runs they have scored in a road game since 2008.
"A stress-free kind of a day after we jumped out to the big lead," Colorado first baseman Mark Reynolds said. "Our team needed it."
The Rockies reinstated Ian Desmond from the disabled list, and he singled home the first two runs in a four-run first inning and went 2-for-3 with a double. He was back after missing nine games due to a right calf strain.
"I think every team around the league always says, 'Happy flight.' You want to fly home on a win," Desmond said. "You want to travel on a win, and we were able to do that today. Get back and see what tomorrow's got for us."
The win was just the sixth in 21 games for the Rockies, who are 5-4 against the Padres this season but lost two of three to them in April in the first series at Coors Field.
Colorado's German Marquez (6-4, 4.36 ERA) will start Monday against San Diego's Luis Perdomo (4-4, 4.54).
Marquez last pitched on July 7, when he held the visiting Chicago White Sox to three runs and nine hits in seven innings. He issued no walks for the first time in his 14 starts this season. It was Marquez's longest outing since he pitched a career-high eight innings May 10.
The Rockies are 8-6 in games started by Marquez, who is 3-2 with a 4.66 ERA in six starts at home.
Marquez is 0-1 with a 9.72 ERA in three games (one start) against the Padres. The relief outings came last September. He started at San Diego on June 2, allowing eight hits and six runs in five innings with a career-high nine strikeouts as the Padres won 8-5.
Perdomo last pitched July 5 at Cleveland and was the winning pitcher in San Diego's 6-2 victory. He allowed two runs (one earned) and nine hits in five innings with no walks and four strikeouts. Perdomo is 0-2 with a 5.32 ERA in five games (three starts) against the Rockies.
The Padres are 7-8 this season in games started by Perdomo, who will be starting at Coors Field for the first time. In his only start against the Rockies this season, Perdomo was not involved in the decision when he gave up five hits and one run in six innings before the Padres lost 3-2 in 11 innings on May 4.
San Diego has won seven of 10 games after opening the second half by winning two of three at home from the San Francisco Giants. The Padres, who are beginning a seven-game road trip Monday, are 16-28 on the road but have won three consecutive three-game series, the first two on the road at Cleveland and Philadelphia leading to the All-Star break.
Padres catcher Austin Hedges missed the last two games after getting hit in the mask with a foul ball in the seventh inning Friday. San Diego manager Andy Green said Sunday that Hedges was still "hazy," so backup catcher Hector Sanchez again started against his former Giants teammates.
The switch-hitting Sanchez hit a walk-off, two-run homer batting right-handed Saturday, giving the Padres a 5-3 win. Batting left-handed Sunday, Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the first, highlighting a four-run inning that helped the Padres win 7-1.
"You're looking for opportunity to help your team win," Sanchez said. "It's a bad thing Hedges is hurt. That's not the way you want to (get in the lineup). But you have to be there for your team. You have to be ready."
|Last Updated: 7/26/2017 7:52:14 AM EST|