The Colorado Rockies enter Saturday's game against the San Diego Padres on a three-game losing streak, two losses to the Pittsburgh Pirates and one to the Padres to open this series. Overall, the Rockies are 2-5 since the second half of the season began -- a position which the Rockies most assuredly did not want to find.
After a 9-5 loss on Friday night, Jeff Francis (2-2, 4.76 ERA) looks to right the ship for the Rockies. He started off his second season well with five innings of one-run ball against the Pirates, which happened to be the one game the Rockies won in that series. However, a rain delay and bad pitches by Rafael Betancourt and Rex Brothers blew the game in the top of the ninth. The Rockies need a walkoff in the bottom of the ninth to take the victory.
Kip Wells (1-3, 2.82 ERA) pitched seven shutout innings against the Rockies at Coors Field on July 1, his first victory of the season. He hasn't quite repeated that success yet, losing his last two starts. Against Houston on July 16, Wells allowed two runs on three hits and five walks in 4.1 innings.
Tune into ROOT Sports or 850 KOA to catch the Rockies at 6:35 p.m. MT.