Apr 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) singles during the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Padres (11-12) host the Colorado Rockies (11-10) for a three-game weekend series. These two teams just finished a four-game set a week ago in which they split the series.
The Rockies just lost a series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Padres are coming off of a rough series where they were swept by the Houston Astros. Colorado are looking to get off to a good start in May and get back their mid-April form. During this skid, the pitching has been the main problem but the bats have been hot and cold as well.
Hopefully the recent off day helps the Padres regroup and get back to their winning ways. The Padres were 9-10 last year against the Rockies, but were 7-3 against the Rockies at Petco Park.
The pitching staff has fallen to the lower half of the rankings in team ERA with a 4.07. The Padres are 5th in the National League in hitting with a .258 average. Perhaps playing the Rockies will give these bats life again as they had a 14-run game against Colorado last week.