The Colorado Rockies will look to even-up their weekend series with the San Diego Padres this evening at 6:40 pm at Petco Park in San Diego behind the right-hand slants of Tyler Chatwood (7-4, 3.29), who takes his turn despite a line-drive off the pitching hand in last Sunday’s start against the Reds. He’ll match-up with fellow right-hander Tyson Ross (3-7, 2.99), who’s much-improved since returning to the Padre’s rotation on July 23.
Chatwood left the Sunday start in the 3rd after Mike Leake led-off and drove a single up the middle off the hand. Shin-Soo Choo followed with a home run and then Chatwood walked Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto before Colorado manager Walt Weiss came to get him. Ross went 5 that day against the Dodgers, allowing a run on 5 hits in a game LA won 2-1.
Whatever it is William Dexter Fowler did to his leg on that slide into 2nd doesn’t seem to be healing. He sits again with Corey Dickerson leading-off and Charlie Blackmon in center-field. Nolan Arenado returns to 3rd-base and Yorvit Torrealba catches. Jesus Guzman is in at 1st-base for San Diego in place of Kyle Blanks (or “Banks” as he’s known to the copy editors at the Denver Post). The rest of Bud Black’s lineup is static from Friday.
The sky’s clear and temperatures will be in the mid 70°s in San Diego’s Gas Light District tonight. The wind will blow out toward right-center at 6 MPH with 57% relative humidity. Drew and Jeff are on ROoT, Jerry and Jack have it on 850 am.
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