Series Preview: Rockies (16-10) vs. Padres (11-16)

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Tuesday, May 2nd 8:10pm: Tyler Chatwood (2-3 4.88) vs. Trevor Cahill (1-2 4.50)

The Rockies will look for a little revenge on the Padres after they took the last series. The Padres have struggled, winning four of their last ten, and the Rockies will look to beat up on them after a tough Sunday loss to the Dbacks. Tyler Chatwood takes the hill in the series opener and this starts bodes favorably for him as it is not a home start. Facing Trevor Cahill is also good for the Rockies, as they have a .308 batting average against him.

Wednesday, May 3rd 8:10pm: Antonio Senzatela (3-1 2.81) vs. Jered Weaver (0-2 4.71)

Jered Weaver held the Rockies down in his last start against them, but maybe some familiarity will give the Rockies some strength against the 34-year old. Senzatela toes the rubber against Weaver and he has, so far, been the best Rockies starter. Senzatela was great his first time against the Padres going seven innings while allowing only two runs, and that was at Coors. Petco is a much friendlier pitcher park and the lowly Padres do not have huge offensive potential.

Thursday, May 4th 1:40pm: Kyle Freeland (3-1 2.93) vs. Luis Perdomo (0-0 4.96)

Perdomo makes his fourth start of the year and while he has not been terrible, he is yet to get past the sixth inning or throw more than 83 pitches. Length is not something Perdomo really gives, at least not yet, so if the Rockies can get into the bullpen early in this series, the Padres may be in trouble come the finale. Kyle Freeland has been the second best pitcher for the Rockies so this series favors Colorado, at least on the pitching front. A sweep is obviously ideal, but the Rockies cannot lose another series to the Padres.

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