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This will be Rockies Manager Walt Weiss’ third month of May at the helm. In 2013, after a 16-11 start, the Rockies sputtered a 12-16 May record. In 2014, after a 16-13 start, the Rockies again sputtered to only a 12 win month of May. That said, I offer you the following numbers – – >6-0-1. My record so far this season predicting the outcomes of each Colorado Rockies series.
Prior to the Rockies last series versus Arizona, the Diamondbacks had been swept at home by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Worse yet, the D’Backs managed a combined 2 runs in those 3 losses. I mention that so Rockies fans do not mistakenly take solace in the fact the San Diego Padres are also coming off being swept at home (care of the Houston Astros). My prediction here is for a sweep, the Padres will win all three games.
Here’s a stat recap of how our batters fared in the first series of the season against the Padres:
- Charlie Blackmon 3-17, 3 RBI, Walk, 4 K’s
- Troy Tulowitzki 3-14, 1 RBI, 5 K’s
- Corey Dickerson 4-9, 4 RBI, 2 Walk, 1 K
- Nolan Arenado 4-8, RBI, K (missed first two games of series)
- Nick Hundley 6-10, 2 RBI, 2 K (a former Padre sticking it to his old team)
- Daniel Descalso 2-6, 2 RBI, 2 Walks, 3 K’s
- Rafael Ynoa 3-8 RBI
- Drew Stubbs 0-8, Walk, 4 K’s (maybe if he meet Uncle Drew he would get his game back?)
- Carlos Gonzalez 0-12, Walk, 4 K’s (CarGo did manage to go 2-9 versus Arizona but still K’d 5 times)
- DJ LeMahieu 3-13, 2 RBI, 2 Walks, 2 K’s
- Justin Morneau 3-10, RBI, Walk (only regular NOT to strike out during the series)
- Michael McKenry 3-4, Walk, K
Here is a LINK TO A STORY about San Diego’s bullpen that should make you feel good about John Axford, Christian Bergman, Rafael Betancourt and Brooks Brown.
Onto the game breakdown!