The Rockies will look to achieve a rare road sweep, in PetCo Park of all places. That park has been the exception to the rule. The Rockies can actually hit there even if it is a road stadium. Today's first pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. MT. For the Colorado Rockies, Jorge De La Rosa takes the mound. Clayton Richard opposes him.
De La Rosa is 1-0 with a 3.97 ERA in two starts against the Padres this season. He struck out 15 Padres in 11 1/3 innings this season. Those two starts were a tale of two different seasons. His first start against the Padres was back on April 9 when he threw seven shutout innings of one-hit baseball. He struck out nine. He made his second start against the Padres three months later on July 9 when he made his return from injury. He got rocked for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Richard has made four starts against the Rockies this season, going 1-1 with a 5.11 ERA in 24 2/3 innings. He was the losing pitcher in that April 9 contest between the teams. His last start against the Rockies was the last game of the first-half of the season, which was a loss for the Rockies. It's time for the Rockies to return the favor today and get the sweep!