Rockies Vs. Padres: Colorado Starts Road Trip With Drew Pomeranz

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 11: Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz #47 of the Colorado Rockies delivers against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on September 11, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Pomeranz is making his major league debut. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies just lost three straight games to the Atlanta Braves. Will a trip to the West Coast help or hurt things?

The Colorado Rockies are back on the road following a three-game sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves over the weekend. While the offense showed up for two of the three games, the Rockies' pitching was non-existent all weekend. On Friday and Saturday the Rockies allowed leads of 5-0 and 6-0 to disappear by the middle of the game. Now they will look for a new start with a road trip out west, beginning with the San Diego Padres.

The Padres (9-20, 7-13 home) bring up the rear in the National League West, 4.5 games behind the Rockies for fourth place. They too lost all three games in their series against the Miami Marlins over the weekend. The Rockies last saw the Padres in Colorado during the middle if April, taking two of three.

This time, though, Colorado will need its offense to show up more than its pitching (though both would be nice!). The Rockies' do have a tough time hitting while out on the West Coast.

The Rockies turn to Drew Pomeranz (0-1, 4.05 ERA), who has not factored into the decision since his first start of the season. His last start was great, allowing one run over 6.2 innings to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He did have a bit of trouble with his four walks, but he also struck out five batters. The saving grace of the game -- definitely not a bullpen that allowed four runs after Pomeranz left the game -- was the offense came back twice in the game, ending with Jason Giambi's walk-off home run.

Edinson Volquez (0-2, 2.92 ERA) has put together two strong starts entering this game. He allowed one run over 14 innings and struck out 11 over that span. He received a no-decision in each game, but the Padres lost each game, 2-1 and 2-0.

Game time/date: 8:05 p.m. MT, Monday, May 7, 2012

Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA

TV/Radio: ROOT Sports/850 KOA

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Padres blog Gaslamp Ball. Check out Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the leagues.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.