The Colorado Rockies can have a sweep of the San Diego Padres on Sunday, but that is easier said (or written) than done. In the first game of this series, the Rockies had Kevin Millwood throw seven shutout innings in a 3-0 victory. On Saturday, the Rockies' bullpen pitched four scoreless innings of relief to lift Alex White to his first victory with Colorado.
On Sunday, Aaron Cook (3-8, 5.82 ERA) will take the mound. Cook has been shelled over his last two starts, allowing 12 runs in nine-plus innings. Overall in three of his last four starts, Cook has allowed six runs. But he is pitching in PetCo Park, where he has good career numbers. He is 7-1 with a 2.39 ERA in 12 career starts there. Cook made his 2011 debut there on June 8 and allowed three runs in 5-2/3 innings for the no-decision.
Mat Latos (6-13, 3.82 ERA) opposes Cook on the mound. Latos went just 1-3 in August, but that belies his other numbers: 3.00 ERA, 0.974 WHIP, 31 K. He held opposing batters to a .538 OPS, a season low. This will be his third start this season against the Rockies and his first at home. He went 1-1 and allowed six runs in 11 combined innings.
First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. MT.