In a game that could be a shootout, Chad Bettis (12-7, 4.88 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (68-74) are in San Diego to square off against Edwin Jackson (4-5, 5.55 ERA) and the Padres (59-83). This is the last of a four-game series at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 6-3, and San Diego leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 11 and can be seen on FSSD and RTRM.
Jackson pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out 11 and walking two in a 2-1 win over the Red Sox. Yangervis Solarte (.283, 51 Rs, 15 HRs, 63 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with three RBIs. Bettis went 9.0 innings, surrendering zero runs and striking out seven in a 6-0 win over the Giants in his last outing. Trevor Story (.272, 67 Rs, 27 HRs, 72 RBIs, 8 SBs) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one RBI.
The Padres hold a 25-31 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Rockies' record in these matchups is 30-32.
The Padres are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Rockies have an 18-32 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 14-64. The Rockies have a 14-50 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 19th in home runs, San Diego has hit 159 this season. Colorado ranks 10th with 182 home runs.
Ranking 25th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 400 this season. Colorado ranks in the top half at 12th with 452.
When the Padres hit at least one home run, they are 48-44, well-matched with the Rockies who are 55-41 when hitting one or more homers.