San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies, 6:40 P.M. MT
Tonight the Rockies open a home series with the San Diego Padres. While it might seem that this is an insignificant series between 4th and 5th place teams, I can state with some certainty that it is worth more than that from the Rockies’ perspective, and presumably from the Padres’ perspective as well.
Colorado will look to continue its success with its paired pitching system and with the positive progress of one Alex White. They will have to do so without the services of Dexter Fowler, who is a late scratch with a troublesome ankle. They will face left-handed starter Clayton Richard, who has become a familiar foe at this point. Odds are Jim Tracy wanted Tyler Colvin out of the lineup for that reason, but he is a late addition because of Fowler. Here is the Rockies lineup:
Bud Black, managing the 4th place Padres, will counter with the following lineup. Considering what some people expected from the Padres this season, it’s a solid group:
If you had asked me in July, I probably would have guessed that Headley would no longer be a member of the Padres for this game. It turns out they did not trade him and the Fountain Fort Carson product gets to enjoy another homecoming in this series.