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Padres Vs. Rockies: Juan Nicasio Seeks 1st Win Of Season

The Colorado Rockies saw Jamie Moyer become the oldest major league pitcher to win a game with the 5-3 victory on Tuesday night. It was a nice rebound from Monday's loss to Cory Luebke, but a rubber match-up awaits on Wednesday night for the Rockies, who will place Juan Nicasio on the mound.

Nicasio started off the season strong with seven innings of one-run ball against the Houston Astros, striking out four. However, his Coors Field opener didn't go smoothly against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He labored throughout his 2.2 innings by throwing 91 pitches and allowing six runs on five hits and five walks. But that was the game in which Todd Helton doubled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth to win the game, 7-6.

The Padres counter with Clayton Richard, also making his third start of the season. After allowing two unearned runs over seven innings in his first start of the season, Richard had problems with the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road. He allowed eight runs (four earned) on six hits and four walks. Richard, like many of the Rockies pitchers, has had sloppy defense behind him this season.

Game time/date: 6:40 p.m. MT, Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO

TV/Radio: Root Sports/850 KOA

Next Game

San Diego Padres
@ Colorado Rockies

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012, 6:40 PM MDT
Coors Field

Clayton Richard vs Juan Nicasio

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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