Padres Host Rockies For Weekend Bout

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Apr 25, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (22) pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 Friday, 7:10pm

Ian Kennedy (0-1, 10.80 ERA) vs. Eddie Butler (2-1, 3.27 ERA)

Kennedy is looking to put one of the worst starts of his career behind him. He was tagged for 8 runs and was chased before he could finish the 5th. This will be his second start back from his hamstring injury.

He has 18 career starts against the Rockies and he has pitched well against them, posting a lifetime 2.86 ERA with a 5-4 record. Throughout his career, he has pitched well in the month of May. May is his second lowest month for ERA.

Butler did not face the Padres last week. The 24 year-old will be making his 5th start of the year. This will be his 8th career start as a big leaguer. He has never pitched at Petco Park nor ever faced the Padres. The Padre with the most experience against Butler is Matt Kemp. He is 1 for 5 with an RBI and a walk.

A hot hitter for the Rockies right now is Justin Morneau. He is hitting .476 in the last week.