|COLORADO ( BETTIS )|
SAN DIEGO ( CHACIN )
|911||COLORADO||-110||Ov 8.5,+100||-105||Ov 8,-125|
|912||SAN DIEGO||+100||Un 8.5,-120||-105||Un 8,+105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||57-52||-0.4||45-57||5.0||0.270||0.334||0.426||0.759||4.9||0.264||0.328||0.437||0.765|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.7||1-6||4.6||0.280||0.343||0.422||0.765||2.4||0.232||0.290||0.359||0.649|
|vs Right-handed Starters||50-60||+7.5||56-50||3.9||0.237||0.297||0.390||0.687||4.9||0.255||0.321||0.423||0.744|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+3.2||2-5||3.6||0.229||0.303||0.372||0.674||5.7||0.259||0.333||0.431||0.764|
|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)||0-3||L||-115||8 ov||U||7||6||0||7||6||1|
|9/22/2017||GRAY(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||LYLES(R)||4-1||W||-145||8 un||U||7||5||0||7||6||1|
|9/23/2017||BETTIS(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|9/24/2017||MARQUEZ(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)|| |
|9/29/2017||BETTIS(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|9/30/2017|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|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||RICHARD(L)||@ LA DODGERS||HILL(L)|| |
|9/29/2017||LYLES(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|9/30/2017|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|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?
|Bettis makes pivotal start for Rockies vs. Padres|
SAN DIEGO -- Earlier this season, a trio of young Colorado Rockies -- Antonio Senzatela, Kyle Freeland and Jeff Hoffman -- were successful as starting pitchers against the San Diego Padres.
Senzatela, 22, is 3-0 against the Padres this season with a 3.50 earned run average as a starter. Freeland had a 4.85 ERA. And Hoffman, 24, was 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in one start.
All three are currently in the bullpen, the victim of pushing their pre-set innings limits or performance. Senzatela and Hoffman each faced the Padres Thursday night out of the bullpen.
So with the Rockies locked in a battle for the second National League wild card berth, right-hander Chad Bettis will be making his first start of the season against the Padres on Saturday.
After getting a 4-1 win Friday, the Rockies 1 1/2 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals and two games in front of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Of course, Bettis is quite a story.
Saturday will be his eighth start since returning from his battle against testicular cancer. He underwent surgery last fall and has continued treatments during this season.
Bettis is 1-3 with a 6.23 ERA after his first seven starts. He is also coming off his worst outing.
On Sept. 14 at Arizona, Bettis lasted only one-third of an inning, giving up five runs on three hits and three walks. It was the shortest start of the 28-year-old's career.
Bettis has had success against the Padres in the past. He is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 10 career games (seven starts) against the Padres with eight walks and 35 strikeouts in 42 innings.
But he is only 0-1 with a 3.57 ERA in six games (four starts) at Petco Park and has struggled on the road this season, going 1-2 with an 11.32 ERA in three starts. His career ERA on the road is 4.83.
"Chad's a veteran," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "He had a bad start. It's behind him."
The Padres will counter with Jhoulys Chacin starting a second former member of the Rockies pitching staff in as many nights after Jordan Lyles gave up solo homers to Nolan Arenado, Ian Desmond and Trevor Story Friday.
Overall, Chacin is 12-10 this season with a 4.12 ER and has gotten stronger as the season has advanced.
Chacin also leads the National League in home earned run average with a 1.91 mark. Opposing hitters are batting .182 against Chacin at Petco Park.
Only Cleveland's Corey Kluber (1.81) has a lower home ERA in the Major Leagues than Chacin's mark.
"I do like pitching here," Chacin admitted recently. "But a lot of pitchers like pitching here."
His worst start of the season at Petco Park came against the Rockies on June 3 when he allowed four runs on six hits and three walks in six innings. That was one of his three home losses against eight wins.
Chacin is also 8-5 over his last 18 starts with a 3.16 ERA while limiting opponents to a .218 batting average.
"I think he's solid home or away," Padres manager Andy Green said of Chacin, who leads the team in wins and is the only member of the six-man rotation with a winning record.
"But if teams want to think he's a lot tougher here, I don't want to argue with them."
Chacin is 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA in two career starts against the Rockies, whom he made 109 starts for from 2009 to 2014.
|Last Updated: 10/23/2017 2:56:33 AM EST|