Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
When: Sunday, August 2, 3:10 PM. ET.
The San Diego Padres will be going for the series win when they take on the Colorado Rockies in the final game of their three-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon.
**This preview was written before Saturday’s game was played**
Padres Trying To Increase Division LeadThe Padres are off to a good start and have won six of their first eight games. They currently have a one-game lead in the NL West and will try to increase their lead with a win over the Rockies, which will give them their third consecutive series win.
San Diego has played well offensively. The team’s .247 batting average is 10th in the league, their .354 on base percentage is third, while the 52 runs they have scored leads the league.
Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the way for the Padres with a .312 batting average and nine RBI, while Manny Machado leads the team with two home runs.
San Diego’s pitching staff has also played well and has a 3.88 ERA, which is 13th in the league.
In his last start, Davies gave up five hits and two earned runs in five innings, helping the Padres pick up a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. They will need a similar performance from him to get past the Rockies on Sunday.
Rockies Looking For First Home Series WinThe Rockies have played well on the road, winning four of their first five games away from home. Now that they are back in the friendly confines of Coors Field they will try to pick up their first home series win of the year when they face the Padres.
Colorado has been average offensively. The team’s .250 batting average is seventh in the league. Their .322 on base percentage is 14th, while the 28 runs they have scored are 19th most in the league.
Trevor Story has been the big bat for the Rockies so far. He leads the team with a .348 batting average, three home runs, and four RBI.
Colorado’s pitching has been better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .225 batting average against the Rockies, which is 15th in the league. Their 0.53 WHIP is fourth, as is their 2.72 ERA.
In his last start, Senzatela gave up six hits and two earned runs in five innings, helping the Rockies get an 8-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. They will need another strong start from him in order to win this game.
San Diego is:
- 4-1 in their last 5 games.
- 6-2 in their last 8 games against NL West opponents.
- 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West.
- 1-4 in Senzatela’s last 5 starts during game 3 of a series.