Monday, April 10th 6:40pm: Jarred Cosart (0-0 27.00) vs. Tyler Chatwood (0-1 6.00)
Jarred Cosart makes his first start and second appearance of the season. After pitching only two thirds of an inning against the Dodgers, Cosart may be on a tight-ish pitch count. Tyler Chatwood will look to rebound after a rough first outing and he will also try and start off on the right foot at home, where he struggled mightily last year. A big step forward that Chatwood can take is pitching well at home again. Before having Tommy John surgery, Chatwood was effective at home and having a full year under his belt should be good for his confidence for pitching at home.
Tuesday, April 11th 6:40pm: Jered Weaver (0-1 7.20) vs. Antonio Senzatela (0-0 0.00)
This could be a high scoring affair with the Padres sending Weaver to the hill. Weaver has absolutely no velocity and his stuff just isn’t where it once was. This is a prime opportunity for Senzatela to earn his first career win, even if he struggles a little at home. Though if his first start is any indication, he may be able to do well at Coors. Obviously you don’t want to go into a game thinking its an easy win, but if there was ever a game the Rockies should take early in the year, this is one.
Wednesday, April 12th 1:10pm: Luis Perdomo (0-0 8.44) vs. Kyle Freeland (1-0 1.50)
Freeland was terrific in his first start out and he was at home, so this will be familiar territory for him as he faces another shaky Padres pitcher. Overall, this series should be a sweep for the Rockies, and if they are to compete this is a series they need to take. Going 2-1 against the Dodgers is a good series win, but taking three against the lowly Padres is a must. This is a perfect series for the offense to really gain momentum going forward and could be a good series for the starters to get some length against the not so threatening Padres lineup.