Jarred Cosart (0-3, 5.16 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (62-86) are in Colorado to meet Chad Bettis (12-7, 4.78 ERA) and the Rockies (71-77) in a matchup that has the potential for plenty of offense. This is the last of a three-game series at Coors Field. The Rockies won the last game 8-0, and Colorado leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 18 and will air on FSSD and RTRM.
In his last start, Bettis pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out five and walking one in a 3-2 victory over the Padres. Nolan Arenado (.296, 109 Rs, 38 HRs, 123 RBIs, 2 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 3 with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs. The Padres were unsuccessful against the Red Sox 7-2 the last time Cosart pitched. He went 3.1 innings, allowing three runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking two. Matt Kemp (.271, 82 Rs, 31 HRs, 99 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 3 yesterday with two runs.
The Rockies are 33-35 against their divisional rivals, while the Padres are 28-34 against their division.
When leading after seven innings, Colorado is 34-42, while San Diego is 25-34.
The Padres didn't score any runs in their last game. The Rockies have an 8-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 14-67. The Rockies have a 14-53 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 20th in home runs, San Diego has hit 163 this season. Colorado ranks ninth with 191 home runs.
Ranking 25th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 415 this season. Colorado ranks in the top half at 13th with 467.
The Rockies are 57-44 when they hit at least one home run. The Padres perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 50-45 record.