Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
When and Where: Monday, April 15, Petco Park, San Diego, Calif., 10:10 p.m. EDT.
After a rough outing on the road, Joey Lucchesi looks to regain his dominant home form Monday night when the San Diego Padres begin a two-game set with the struggling Colorado Rockies.
Senzatela set for season debut for Rockies
Antonio Senzatela (6-6, 4.38 ERA) has been tabbed to make his season debut as the Rockies (4-12) look to win back-to-back games for the first time since opening the season with two victories.
RHP Antonio Senzatela has joined the Rockies in San Francisco after pitching 2 innings in Reno last night. Rox have a start to fill Monday in San Diego for Tyler Anderson (knee). Bud Black would not say it that spot is Senzatela's.
— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) April 13, 2019
The right-hander was put on the injured list twice last year due to a blister problem on the middle finger of his throwing hand and shoulder inflammation. Senzatela was put on the injured list before the start of this season due to an infection from a blister on his right heel.
The 24-year-old ended 2018 on a positive note, going 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA over his final three starts — allowing one run in each of them. Senzatela took a tough-luck loss against the Padres in his only start against them last season, giving up one run in six innings of a 7-0 road defeat.
He also made four relief appearances versus San Diego, picking up a win in one of them and finishing with a 4.05 ERA over 13 1-3 innings in his five outings. Senzatela went 3-0 in as many starts against the Padres as a rookie in 2017.
The righty will have a tough act to follow after German Marquez carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning of Sunday’s 4-0 victory over San Francisco that snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Rockies.
Lucchesi out to extend home shutout streak
Lucchesi (2-1, 4.40) got off to a fast start, winning his first two outings while scattering seven hits and three walks over 10 1-3 shutout innings. That type of dominance, though, did not follow him to northern California as the San Francisco Giants teed off on him for seven runs and seven hits in four innings — six of those runs coming in the second — of San Diego’s 7-2 loss Tuesday night.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 10, 2019
“A weird inning there,” Lucchesi told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I felt like I got a little unlucky, to be honest. But it did happen, so it’s my fault.”
The left-hander fared well against the Rockies as a rookie last year, going 1-0 with a 2.05 ERA in four starts. In the two outings at Petco Park, Lucchesi yielded three runs and seven hits in 10 innings, and he held opposing Colorado hitters to a .208 batting average overall.
The Rockies are:
- 1-10 in their last 11 games vs. above-.500 teams.
- 0-4 in their last four during game 1 of a series.
- 1-4 in their last five Monday games.
The Padres are:
- 7-1 in their last eight during game 1 of a series.
- 4-1 in Lucchesi’s last five home starts.