Series Preview: Rockies vs. Padres

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Friday, June 3rd 8:40pm: Chris Rusin (1-3 4.75 ERA) vs. Drew Pomeranz (4-5 2.48 ERA)

The Rockies are coming off of a disappointing series against the Reds and will hopefully get it together against the Padres. The Padres are coming off a game in which they had a 10 run lead, and still managed to blow the game. That was the first time something like that has happened in five years. The Rockies should do all they can to take advantage of Drew Pomeranz early and keep him from settling in, because if he settles in the Rockies could be in trouble, especially if Rusin has another bad start.

Saturday, June 4th 8:10pm: Chad Bettis (4-4 5.46 ERA) vs. Andrew Cashner (2-5 4.79 ERA)

Neither of these pitchers has pitched particularly well this year, especially Bettis of late, but they will both look to get back on track. Cashner has given up at least three runs in all but two starts and Chad Bettis has given up 13 runs in his last two starts. Either pitcher has a chance to get back on track, but both offense have some success off of them so this game could go either way.

Sunday, June 5th 7:10pm: Jon Gray (3-2 5.76 ERA) vs. James Shields (2-7 4.28 ERA)

The Padres and Rockies will take the late game on Sunday and two very different pitchers take the mound. James Shields is a veteran and has had a pretty successful career. Jon Gray is just starting what he hopes to be a long and successful career. Both pitchers have lacked some run support, but more so Shields has as he has seven losses with a decent ERA. Shields is not the same pitcher he was three or four years ago, but he can still go out and have a great game. Jon Gray is starting to show his stuff as a front of the rotation guy with his upper 90s fastball and wipeout slider. Gray has been building his confidence and could have a very good game against the Padres that will hopefully win the Rockies the series.

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