Rockies at Padres, September 16 2012: Game Time, Lineups, And Preview.


Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres, 2.05 M.T.

The Rockies (58-86) look to try to achieve a rare daily double today – win on a Sunday and win a series on the road when they face the Padres (70-76) who are still trying to get the 2nd Wild Card spot in the NL. The Rockies send Alex White (2-8, 5.18 ERA) to the mound and he will face the Padres Andrew Werner (2-1, 2.59 ERA). In his last start versus the San Francisco Giants on September 10, White went 4 innings (76 pitches) with 6 hits and 1 HR and earning a no-decision in a 6-5 Rockies win. Since beating the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 3, White has pitched in 13 games and is 0-5 with a 4.89 ERA. This year against the Padres he is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA. In Werner’s last start September 9 versus the Arizona Diamondbacks, he pitched 6 1/3 innings with 1 run, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts in a 8-2 win. Since making his Major League debut August 22, Werner has not allowed more than 2 runs in any start while striking out 23 batters.

Alex White looks to help the Rockies complete a series win today. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Arguably the hottest hitter for the Rockies right now is Chris Nelson. Last night he was 2-4 with a RBI, and over his last 7 games he is batting .519 (14-27) with 2 HR’s and 8 RBI’s. In 5 games at Petco Park he is hitting .571 (12-21) with 7 RBI’s. The Padres hottest hitter has been Chase Headley. Despite having his 11 game hitting streak snapped last night, he is batting .348 with 4 HR’s and 15 RBI’s against the Rockies this season. However against White he is 0-5 with 2 K’s.

Rockies Lineup:

Dexter Fowler CF

Josh Rutledge SS

Carlos Gonzalez LF

Jordan Pacheco C

Chris Nelson 3B

Andrew Brown RF

Matt McBride 1B

DJ LeMahieu 2B

Alex White P

Padres Lineup:

Everth Cabrera SS

Logan Forsythe 2B

Chase Headley 3B

Yonder Alonso 1B

Will Venable RF

Cameron Maybin CF

Alexi Amarista LF

John Baker C

Andrew Werner P