Jon Gray (9-7, 4.51 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (68-73) are in San Diego to meet Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.99 ERA) and the Padres (58-83) in a matchup that has the potential for plenty of offense. This is the third of a four-game series at Petco Park. The Rockies won the last game 4-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 8:40 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 10 and will air on FSSD and RTRM.
In his last start, Friedrich pitched 4.1 innings, giving up four runs, striking out four and walking three in a 7-4 loss to the Dodgers. Yangervis Solarte (.280, 51 Rs, 15 HRs, 60 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Rockies were also unsuccessful the last time Gray pitched. He struggled, going 7.0 innings, allowing five runs, striking out three and walking one in an 8-5 loss to the Diamondbacks. Trevor Story (.272, 67 Rs, 27 HRs, 72 RBIs, 8 SBs) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one RBI.
The Padres are 24-31 against their divisional rivals, while the Rockies are 30-31 against their division.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Padres are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Rockies have an 18-1 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 14-64. The Rockies have a 14-49 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 18th in home runs, San Diego has hit 159 this season. Colorado ranks 10th with 182 home runs.
Ranking 24th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 397 this season. Colorado ranks in the top half at 11th with 450.
The Padres are 48-44 when they hit at least one home run. The Rockies perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 55-41 record.