Padres Host Rockies For Weekend Bout
By Nick Lee
Apr 26, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow (21) pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Game 2 Saturday, 5:40pm
Brandon Morrow (1-0, 2.67 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 11.57 ERA)
Morrow finally got his first win as a Padre last time out against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He faced Colorado last week and went 6 innings while allowing 5 runs and striking out 3. He looks to improve those numbers as he pitches at Petco Park this time, where he has been much better.
He has a 4.20 ERA in his 3 starts against the Rockies. He looks to continue his streak of pitching at least 6 innings, which he has done in his first four starts this year.
De La Rosa was roughed up, to put it mildly, last time he faced them. He was touched up for 7 runs on 9 hits in just two innings. He had a better start against the Giants last time out, going 5 innings and striking out 7. The Padres will look to duplicate their performance against De La Rosa almost two weeks ago.
Matt Kemp is hitting .415 in 41 at-bats against De La Rosa. He has been one of the best and consistent hitters in the Padres lineup.