Salvage Job

The Colorado Rockies will be looking to avoid a weekend sweep at the hands of the San Diego Padres this afternoon when the two teams meet for a third game at 2:10 pm MDT Petco Park in San Diego.  No. 5 starters have been “problemmatic” for the Rockies this season, so with a novel twist of tricky tactics they’ll double-up and try two this time.  Colorado will start right-hander Chad Bettis (0-3, 5.45), then veteran Roy Ozwalt will return from his torn hammy to back-up the rookie.  They’ll contend with the Padres’ Ian Kennedy (6-9, 4.96; 3-4, 4.04 with SD).

Bettis was battered for 5 runs on 8 hits by the Dodgers on Monday while Ozwalt was rehabbing over on the Western Slope.  Kennedy, obtained from Division rival Arizona in late July, beat the Giants on Monday, allowing a run on 5 hits in 6 innings.  He struck-out 7.

William Dexter Fowler continues to sit for Colorado manager Walt Weiss.  Josh Rutledge gets a start at 2nd-base, resting DJ LeMahieu a spell.  Jordan Pacheco will catch Bettis.  The enormous Kyle Blanks is back at 1st-base for the Padres, hitting 5th.  Reymond Fuentes will handle center-field and Rene Rivera catches Kennedy.

The San Diego Chamber of Commerce is running-out the 78° and sunny program this afternoon.  It’ll be windy, 11 MPH blowing across from left to right, with 68% relative humidity.  No surprises on the broadcast front:  TV’s on ROoT, radio KOA 850 am.

COLORADO (66-77)
Corey Dickerson (L) LF
Josh Rutledge (R) 2B
Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS
Michael Cuddyer (R) RF
Todd Helton (L) 1B
Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
Charlie Blackmon (L) CF
Jordan Pacheco (R) C
Chad Bettis (R) P
SAN DIEGO (64-77)
Will Venable (L) RF
Alexi Amarista (L) LF
Jedd Gyorko (R) 2B
Chase Headley (S) 3B
Kyle Blanks (R) 1B
Ronny Cedeno (R) SS
Reymond Fuentes (L) CF
Rene Rivera (R) C
Ian Kennedy (R) P

 


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JulieG
JulieG
7 years ago

Well that was pretty sorry. Listened to bits and pieces. I think it is time that while we experiment with various of the pitching staff that we try some experimentation with the batting order, specifically with Tulo, try him somewhere other than cleanup just to give him a chance to get it worked out and it certainly wouldn’t hurt other players the chance to play in the hallowed spot. I am sure he will get over this little blip, but… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  JulieG

Tulo sure has been nothing since his return, so try it. Why not? As for Butler, and despite your good arguments Julie, Ag and Ed, isn’t there something to the idea that bringing a kid up too soon can be harmful? I’m just asking. I know I’ve heard/read that more than once…

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

There is no shame in being swept by the 1927 Yankees.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Sorry, this will turn into a rant … Exhibit 20 or thereabouts in why the Rockies will always be the Rockies. Walt Weiss quoted in the Post on Saturday: “”We’re trying to build Roy back up to make a few starts before the end of the season,” manager Walt Weiss said. “I’d like to get a good look at him before the end of the season. We feel like he could help us. He’s missed a lot of time, but… Read more »

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Come on Ag tell us how you really feel!

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

As always, Ag knocks it out of the park! Oswalt’s time and opportunity have expired. Period. My response to the lack of bringing a MiLB stud(ie. Gray or Butler, or anyone else who has “enormous potential”(where have we heard that before?)is the dreaded and clearly outdated(IMO)procedure of the “arbitration clock” being started. So we give Gray, Butler or someone else a couple of starts…nothing says “having an incentive to stay” like a major league environment and clubhouse. Maybe they implode(“at… Read more »

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
7 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

Sorry, no reason to put “THIS MORNING” in all caps.(A proofreader I am not.)

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