|COLORADO ( ANDERSON )|
SAN DIEGO ( RICHARD )
|909||COLORADO||-115||Ov 8,-110||-125||Ov 8.5,+100|
|910||SAN DIEGO||+105||Un 8,-110||+115||Un 8.5,-120|
|vs Left-handed Starters||26-18||+14||17-26||5.3||0.274||0.332||0.444||0.775||4.2||0.264||0.331||0.422||0.754|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-4.6||2-5||4.3||0.270||0.331||0.400||0.731||4.0||0.270||0.333||0.413||0.746|
|vs Left-handed Starters||18-25||-1.4||21-20||3.5||0.225||0.292||0.371||0.663||5.2||0.262||0.334||0.415||0.749|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+1.2||2-5||3.3||0.220||0.298||0.361||0.659||6.4||0.279||0.354||0.464||0.817|
|9/7/2017||GRAY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||9-1||W||255||6.5 un||O||16||12||0||6||7||1|
|9/8/2017||MARQUEZ(R)||@ LA DODGERS||DARVISH(R)||5-4||W||205||7.5 un||O||6||4||2||7||10||0|
|9/9/2017||BETTIS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||WOOD(L)||6-5||W||220||8.5 ev||O||11||10||2||8||5||2|
|9/10/2017||CHATWOOD(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HILL(L)||8-1||W||210||8.5 ov||O||11||7||0||8||9||0|
|9/11/2017||FREELAND(L)||@ ARIZONA||GREINKE(R)||5-4||W||180||9 ev||P||8||4||1||7||8||0|
|9/12/2017||GRAY(R)||@ ARIZONA||WALKER(R)||4-2||W||115||9 ov||U||7||8||1||8||6||0|
|9/13/2017||MARQUEZ(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)||2-8||L||135||9 ov||O||6||7||1||16||9||1|
|9/14/2017||BETTIS(R)||@ ARIZONA||GODLEY(R)||0-7||L||165||9.5 ov||U||5||3||0||9||7||0|
|9/15/2017||CHATWOOD(R)||SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||6-1||W||-155||12 un||U||9||4||2||7||8||0|
|9/16/2017||ANDERSON(L)||SAN DIEGO||LYLES(R)||16-0||W||-185||12 ov||O||17||5||0||3||5||0|
|9/17/2017||GRAY(R)||SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)||3-4||L||-230||11 un||U||9||7||1||8||7||1|
|9/19/2017||MARQUEZ(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CUETO(R)||3-4||L||-110||7.5 ev||U||10||8||0||12||8||0|
|9/20/2017||CHATWOOD(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||MOORE(L)||0-4||L||-120||8.5 ev||U||6||9||0||7||8||0|
|9/21/2017||ANDERSON(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)|| |
|9/22/2017||GRAY(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||LYLES(R)|| |
|9/23/2017||BETTIS(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|9/24/2017||MARQUEZ(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)|| |
|9/26/2017|| ||MIAMI||URENA(R)|| |
|9/27/2017|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|9/7/2017||RICHARD(L)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||3-0||W||+100||8.5 ev||U||9||9||0||11||10||1|
|9/8/2017||LYLES(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)||10-6||W||195||9.5 ev||O||14||7||1||10||7||0|
|9/9/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ ARIZONA||GODLEY(R)||8-7||W||175||9.5 ov||O||12||5||0||13||10||1|
|9/10/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ ARIZONA||RAY(L)||2-3||L||205||9 ov||U||6||6||1||6||5||0|
|9/12/2017||WOOD(L)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)||0-16||L||160||10 un||O||4||6||0||18||4||1|
|9/13/2017||LAMET(R)||@ MINNESOTA||SANTANA(R)||1-3||L||135||9 ev||U||7||8||1||10||8||0|
|9/15/2017||RICHARD(L)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)||1-6||L||145||12 un||U||7||8||0||9||4||2|
|9/16/2017||LYLES(R)||@ COLORADO||ANDERSON(L)||0-16||L||175||12 ov||O||3||5||0||17||5||0|
|9/17/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ COLORADO||GRAY(R)||4-3||W||210||11 un||U||8||7||1||9||7||1|
|9/25/2017||WOOD(L)||@ LA DODGERS||DARVISH(R)|| |
|9/26/2017||LAMET(R)||@ LA DODGERS||WOOD(L)|| |
|9/27/2017|| ||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|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.
|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?
|Rockies continue wild trip with series vs. Padres|
SAN DIEGO -- The Colorado Rockies roll into San Diego for a four-game series with the Padres starting Thursday, their second soft spot in a six-game trip.
The first turnout in Colorado's West Coast excursion was a disaster, though.
The last-place San Francisco Giants swept both games and Colorado's hold on the second National League wild-card spot grows more tenuous by the day. The Rockies, who have lost three straight, lead Milwaukee by one game.
The Padres saw their three-game winning streak snapped Wednesday by Arizona, but they already had clinched the series with the Diamondbacks.
The Rockies know it's on them -- no matter the foe -- to show they are a playoff team.
"It was going to come down to the wire anyway," Colorado catcher Jonathan Lucroy told MLB.com. "We knew that. None of the teams behind us -- or even with us now -- are going to roll over. They're not going to let us run all over them. We're not going to stop trying. We have to worry about ourselves and what we can do."
The Rockies will trot out Tyler Anderson (5-5, 5.28 ERA), who was solid in defeating the Padres on Saturday -- the last time Colorado won a game.
The left-hander allowed two hits and a pair of walks and recorded three strikeouts over six innings. When the Padres did make contact, few of them came off the barrel with authority. Of the 16 balls the Padres put in play, one was hit hard.
Since returning from the disabled list Sept. 10, Anderson is 2-0 in 10 innings of scoreless ball. He's 1-0 with an 0.73 ERA in two lifetime starts against the Padres.
Clayton Richard (7-14, 4.82 ERA), who signed a two-year extension Wednesday, gets the nod for the Padres. Richard is 1-2 with a 9.98 ERA in three starts against the Rockies this year. That's the highest of any team the left-hander has faced this year.
Richard has split his last four decisions over his last six starts while pitching to a 3.63 ERA.
Richard, who leads the Padres with 185 innings pitched, is 4-6 with a 5.60 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) against the Rockies. He reflected on his year in which he resurrected his career as a starter.
"It's been interesting, I think," said Richard, who will earn $3 million in each of the next two seasons. "I think I've made pitches consistently enough to be successful and the end results haven't line up a lot of the times in how I've thrown the baseball.
"As a pitcher, all I can control is when the baseball leaves my hand. Once I let go, it is up to the batter. I know the numbers don't exactly line up with me saying I'm throwing well. But I think the Padres see that as well. I felt, for the most part, I have done pretty well."
Colorado, led by former Padres manager Bud Black, has won 10 of 15 against the Padres this year.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2017 12:03:21 PM EST|