Padres face the Rockies after Quantrill’s strong performance
San Diego; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
San Diego heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Cal Quantrill. Quantrill pitched seven innings, giving up no runs and striking out five. The Padres are 23-26 against the rest of their division. San Diego has slugged .431 this season. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the team with a mark of .608.
The Rockies are 23-30 against the rest of their division. The Colorado offense has compiled a .267 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the majors. Charlie Blackmon leads the team with an average of .326. The Padres won the last meeting 7-1. Cal Quantrill earned his fifth victory and Josh Naylor went 1-for-1 with a home run and three RBIs for San Diego. Kyle Freeland registered his 10th loss for Colorado.
Blackmon leads the Rockies with 135 hits and has 65 RBIs. Trevor Story is 10-for-38 with two doubles, a triple, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 5-5, .278 batting average, 4.38 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Rockies: 3-7, .289 batting average, 6.49 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
Padres Injuries: Adam Warren: (forearm), Robert Stock: (bicep), Garrett Richards: (elbow), Jacob Nix: (elbow), Adrian Morejon: (shoulder), Aaron Loup: (elbow), Brett Kennedy: (shoulder), Miguel Diaz: (knee), Jose Castillo: (finger), Franchy Cordero: (quad).