The Rockies and Padres open a three-game series at Coors Field on Monday. Rockies have split their last 10 games, and are holding the second wild-card spot in the NL, just a game back of the D-Backs, who are the NL wild-card leader. The two teams played at Coors Field in April, the Rockies winning two of three. The two teams have split six games in San Diego.
Padres (40-51) have the fourth worst record in the big leagues, but are in fourth place in NL West, six games ahead of the last-place Giants. They have, however, won eight of their last 12 games. They have lost five of nine games against the Rockies, including two of three back in April i their previous visit to Colorado.
Probable Starting Pitcher Matchups
German Marquez (6-4, 4.36) for the Rockies vs. Luis Perdomo (4-4, 4.54) for the Padres. Marquez is 2-2 with 4.36 ERA in his last six starts. He is coming off a win against the White Sox the weekend before the All-Star Break. He lost his only career starts against the Padres, allowing six runs in five innings at Petco Park on June 2. Perdomo is 4-2 with a 4.09 ERA in his last six starts, and 0-2 with a 5.82 ERA in three career starts against the Rockies. Two struggling Rockies have had success against him — Carlos Gonzalez (5-for-10) and Trevor Story (4-7).
Marquez lifetime against players currently on the Padres roster:
Perdomo lifetime against players currently on the Rockies roster:
Antonio Senzatela (9-3, 4.63) for the Rockies against Dinelson Lamet (3-3,
5.93) for the Padres. Senzatela is 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA against the Padres this year. He will be making his first start since June 22. He made three relief appearances and then started for Triple-A Albuqeruqe last Thursday, working 3 1/3 innings, allowing one run. Lamet opened the season at Triple-A El Paso and was 3-2 wtih a 3.23 ERA. He is 2-3 with a 6.50 ERA his last seven starts for the Padres.
Senzatela lifetime against current members of the Padres:
Lamet has never faced any current members of the Rockies.
Jon Gray (2-1, 6.23) for the Rockies against Clayton Richard (5-9, 4.75) for the
Padres. Gray’s ERA is skewed by his last start, in which he allowed eight runs in two-plus innings of work against the Mets on Friday. He made three starts in April and then went on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his left foot. He won his first two starts after being activated, allowing two earned runs in each. Richard is 1-3 with a 5.44 ERA his last seven starts. He erned a June 2 victory against the Rockies despite giving up 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Gray lifetime against current members of the Padres:
Richard lifetime against current members of the Rockies: