Our Padres went 3-2 in their road trip, led by some dominating pitching performances. Jesse Hahn looks to continue that trend tonight when the team returns home to Petco Park for a quick three-game homestand against the Rockies.
Hahn has been one of the biggest upsides this season, going 7-3 with a 2.28 ERA and .184 opponents' batting average since making his major league debut on June 3rd. His latest start wasn't his sharpest, however, as the right-hander yielded three runs on four hits and four walks through 5 2/3 innings.
San Diego is still having it's problems on offense, but they've been finding ways to win more often than not lately. They've won or split their last four series, and Colorado a team they could potentially dominate. The Friars have five of the last seven against the Rockies at Petco Park. The Rockies share the worst record in MLB currently and they've been especially bad on the road, where they're 18-41 this season. They also haven't won consecutive games since mid-June.
They'll send Jordan Lyles to try to help them start their first winning streak in almost two months. Lyles has actually been decent for Colorado on the road this year, going 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA in seven starts, but tonight will be just his second start since a two-month DL stint for a broken hand (non-pitching). He earned the win in his return last Wednesday, though he did allow four runs in his six innings of work. He also has a rough history pitching against the Padres. He's 1-3 with a 6.93 ERA in five career starts opposite San Diego.
Game time is set for 7:10 PT tonight.