Rockies Vs. Padres Preview: Colorado Looks To Take Series On Sunday

The Colorado Rockies are guaranteed to leave California in last place in the N.L. West, but they can salvage their weekend series vs. the San Diego Padres with a win on Sunday. The Rockies, who lost 9-5 on Friday, are coming off of an 8-6 extra innings victory on Saturday night that was their longest game of the season.

The two teams have scored 28 combined runs in the first two games, and we may be in store for another high-scoring game on Sunday. The starting pitchers for each team— Christian Friedrich for the Rockies and Ross Ohlendorf for the Padres— sport ERAs close to six, and that may allow both lineups to defy PETCO Park's status as the premier run suppresser in the National League.

The good news for Colorado is that Friedrich has been far better away from Coors Field this year, posting a 3.79 road ERA in seven starts. Friedrich has also shut down San Diego in two starts this season, giving up only two earned runs in 11 innings while striking out 12 batters.

Game date/time: Sunday, July 22, 2:05 p.m. MT

Location: PETCO Park, San Diego, Calif.

TV: ROOT Sports

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