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Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Preview and Predictions 04-16-2019 in MLB


Following an uncharacteristically slow start at the plate, the Colorado Rockies are showing signs of emerging from their slumber. Slugger Nolan Arenado has homered in back-to-back contests for the Rockies, who aim for a sweep of their brief two-game series against the host San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

Ian Desmond broke out of a lengthy slump with a home run, a double and three RBIs in Monday's 5-2 victory as Colorado won its second straight following an eight-game losing streak. Rockies manager Bud Black is exercising patience with versatile rookie Garrett Hampson, who is batting .176 with two extra-base hits but extended his hitting streak to six games with a first-inning single in Monday's win. San Diego has lost two straight but received a boost in the series opener from Wil Myers, who hit his 100th career homer after dealing with a sore left thumb over the weekend. Franmil Reyes also went deep while Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Austin Hedges added two hits apiece for the Padres, who enjoyed a 7-3 road trip before starting an eight-game homestand on Monday.

TV: 9:10 p.m. ET, AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountain (Colorado), FS San Diego

PITCHING MATCHUP: Rockies RH Jon Gray (0-3, 4.19 ERA) vs. Padres LH Nick Margevicius (1-1, 1.69)

Gray has lost his first three starts but turned in a strong outing against San Francisco on Thursday, allowing one run and five hits over 6 2/3 innings. The 27-year-old native of Oklahoma tied a National League record by allowing a home run in his 15th consecutive start but otherwise pitched well, registering six strikeouts while throwing 102 pitches. Myers is 9-for-26 with a home run against Gray, who is 8-3 with a 2.69 ERA in 15 career starts versus San Diego.



Margevicius recorded his first major-league victory on Friday as he held San Francisco to one run while notching six strikeouts over six innings. The 22-year-old rookie made only one start above the Single-A level before earning a spot in the rotation after pitching well in four spring-training games. A seventh-round pick ofthe Padres in the 2017 draft, Margevicius owns a 12-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his first three starts.

WALK-OFFS

1. Colorado OF Noel Cuevas exited Monday's game with a left quadriceps strain and likely will be placed on the 10-day injured list.

2. Tatis is 8-for-18 with two homers and five RBIs during his five-game hitting streak.

3. Colorado placed Chris Iannetta on the 10-day injured list with a right lat strain and purchased the contract of fellow C Drew Butera from Triple-A Albuquerque.

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Petco Park
San Diego, California, USA.
Capacity: 45,496

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Last Injuries

San Diego Padres

  • Brett Kennedy

    Arm
    Early May | 10-day IL

    Kennedy has been placed on the 10-day injured list with arm fatigue and is not expected to return until the early part of May.

  • Manuel Margot

    Personal
    Prob Sun | probable

    Margot has been placed on paternity leave for the birth of his child but is expected to return Sunday against the Reds.

  • Eric Hosmer

    Eye
    Prob Sun | probable

    Hosmer is expected to play Sunday against the Reds despite receiving nine stitches above his right eye.

  • Wil Myers

    Rest
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Myers is unlikely to participate in Thursday's game against the Reds due to a routine day of rest.

  • Garrett Richards

    Elbow
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Richards is on the 60-day injured list and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season while recuperating from Tommy John surgery.

  • Jacob Nix

    Elbow
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Nix has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a torn UCL in his right elbow and is in danger of missing the entire 2019 season.

  • Aaron Loup

    Elbow
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Loup will miss an extended length of time while on the 10-day injured list with a left elbow strain.

  • Dinelson Lamet

    Elbow
    Mid July | 60-day IL

    Lamet has been placed on the 60-day injured list as he is healing from Tommy John surgery that caused him to sit out most of the 2018 campaign. He is likely to return midway through the 2019 season.

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Colorado Rockies

  • Chris Rusin

    Back
    Early May | 10-day IL

    Rusin is on the 10-day injured list with upper-back discomfort and is likely to remain shelved until at least the early part of May.

  • Noel Cuevas

    Quadricep
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Cuevas has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left quadriceps strain and will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Tyler Anderson

    Knee
    Ques Mon | 10-day IL

    Anderson has been designated for the 10-day injured list with left knee inflammation, and it is unknown if he will be activated prior to Monday's contest against the Nationals.

  • Nolan Arenado

    Rest
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Arenado is absent from the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies as he will be given a day of rest.

  • Chris Iannetta

    Back
    0ut indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Iannetta has landed on the 10-day disabled list with a right lat strain and will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Kyle Freeland

    Finger
    Prob Fri | probable

    Freeland left his last outing with a blister on his pitching hand but is expected to make his next scheduled start Friday against the Phillies.

  • Ryan McMahon

    Elbow
    Prob Thurs | probable

    McMahon is likely to play against the Phillies on Thursday after being activated from the 10-day injured list where he was recuperating from a left elbow strain.

  • Ian Desmond

    Leg
    Out Thurs | out

    Desmond was absent from the lineup during the previous game with soreness in his leg and will not partake in Thursday's matchup versus the Phillies.

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san-diego-padres Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Franchy Cordero 9 4 15 2 5 1 0 0 1 6 1 7 0 .333 .400 .450
Matt Strahm 4 4 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 .333 .500 .333
Wil Myers 22 18 76 10 23 4 0 5 11 42 2 25 2 .303 .553 .346
Fernando Tatis Jr. 22 22 79 12 23 4 1 6 13 47 4 25 2 .291 .595 .360
Manuel Margot 21 16 63 8 18 5 0 2 7 29 1 12 0 .286 .460 .297
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Kirby Yates 12 0 36 19 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 196
Craig Stammen 11 0 39 10 0 10 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 168
Trey Wingenter 10 0 27 12 1 5 1 0 4 0 0 2 7 164
Adam Warren 8 0 33 10 0 9 4 0 5 0 0 0 4 193
Brad Wieck 7 0 16 6 1 6 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 94
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Francisco Mejia 10 8 0 10 1 1 0 0
Austin Hedges 15 15 0 2 5 2 0 0
Eric Lauer 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
Fernando Tatis Jr. 22 22 0 0 0 3 0 0
Franmil Reyes 23 17 0 0 0 0 1 0

colorado-rockies Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Tom Murphy 6 6 21 3 9 3 0 2 4 18 0 7 0 .429 .857 .500
David Dahl 14 14 51 6 18 5 1 2 6 31 0 18 2 .353 .608 .404
Tyler Anderson 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333
Tony Wolters 15 13 44 3 13 6 0 0 3 19 0 6 0 .295 .432 .354
Charlie Blackmon 21 21 91 9 26 4 3 2 10 42 1 19 1 .286 .462 .340
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Bryan Shaw 11 0 36 4 1 7 1 0 3 0 0 1 7 190
Mike Dunn 11 0 18 4 0 7 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 101
Carlos Estevez 10 0 32 14 1 11 3 0 6 0 0 0 1 172
DJ Johnson 10 0 26 7 0 9 0 2 6 0 0 0 8 159
Seunghwan Oh 9 0 24 9 0 11 2 0 5 0 0 0 2 162
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Tony Wolters 15 13 0 4 5 0 0 0
Chris Iannetta 10 7 0 2 0 1 0 1
Tom Murphy 6 6 0 2 2 1 0 1
Carlos Estevez 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Charlie Blackmon 21 21 0 0 0 3 1 0