Aug 7, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielderCarlos Gonzalez
(5) hits a grand slam off Washington Nationals relief pitcherDrew Storen
(not pictured) during the eighth inning at Nationals Park. The Rockies won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Padres (54-61) start a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies (47-65) on Friday. The Padres won their series against the Reds but squandered an opportunity to complete the sweep on Sunday. That series was not short of offense as the Padres outscored the Reds 16-14 in the three games.
The Rockies are coming off being swept by the New York Mets and only mustered two runs in the three games. The Rockies are the only team lower than the Padres in the NL West standings.
In injury news, Cory Spangenberg is still rehabbing now in Triple-A. He is 2 for 9 in two games since moving up to Triple-A. No word on his return to the big club. Wil Myers should be swinging a bat any day now. Brandon Morrow looks like he is done for the year.