The Colorado Rockies, finally unburdened of the heinous 4/75 pitching scheme that has plagued them since mid-June, face the San Diego Padres tonight at 6:35 pm at Petco Park in San Diego. Colorado fans are scrambling to find something new to complain about in the wake of the scheme’s demise. “Sore-armed” left-hander Drew Pomeranz (1-8, 4.80) takes the mound for the Rockies, hoping to extend the 4-inning magic for which he’s become renowned into the late innings. He’ll face San Diego rookie right-hander Casey Kelly (1-1, 7.07). Pomeranz went his usual “gritty” four to hold the Phillies to a run on 4 hits in the 2nd game of last Sunday’s double-header. He struck-out 3 in the Rockies’ loss. Kelly, making his third start of 2012 against the Dbacks a week ago, went only 2 1/3 and allowed 6 runs on 8 hits in an 8-5 Padres loss.
Charlie Blackmon is in right-field tonight for Rockies MFL Jim Tracy. Tyler Colvin will be at 1st-base and Jordan Pacheco gets a rest. Switch-hitter Andy Parrino is at shortstop for San Diego, batting eighth. This September is Parrino’s second big-league stint. Colorado nemesis Chris Denorfia is leading-off in right-field for Padres’ manager Bud Black.
It’s been unusually hot in San Diego today, but the temperature will be down to 84° by game time. Relative humidity will be 40% and rising, with winds at 7 mph blowing in from left-center-field. ROOT Sports will have the Rockies’ television broadcast, with the radio account on KOA 850 am.
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