Last Home Series: Padres Host Rockies
By Nick Lee
Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Eric Stults (7-17, 4.59 ERA) kicks off the final home series against Tyler Matzek (6-10, 4.19 ERA). Stults allowed 4 runs in 4.1 innings against the Phillies his last time out. He has allowed at least 2 earned runs in 5 straight starts. He pitched against the Rockies earlier this month, going 6.1 innings and allowing 3 runs and getting the loss. Matzek faced the Padres that same day and got the win, pitching a complete game 3-hitter. He has faced the Padres 3 times this year, with a 4.29 ERA.
Although the Rockies offense is banged up, they still have hitters that can make life hard for San Diego. Corey Dickerson has already introduced himself to the Padres earlier this year, as he has 14 hits and 3 home runs against the Padres this year. He leads the Rockies with 24 home runs and is second on the team with 75 RBI.