Coming off one of the best offensive performances in the team's history, the Padres will try to clinch a series
win split tonight in game 2 at Coors Field. Following a career outing from Odrisamer Despaigne last night, Brandon Morrow gets the ball for his third career start against the Rockies.
It's been almost five years since Morrow faced Colorado. In his two prior starts against them, he went 0-1 despite a 2.00 ERA. He only gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out nine batters. It's a small, but impressive sample size in the Colorado ballpark. In his first two starts as a Padre this season, Morrow has been equally, if not more, impressive. He shut out the Giants for seven innings in his season debut, then kept the Diamondbacks to two runs in seven innings again his last time out. Despite both strong starts, he has yet to get a win credited to his name, so hopefully the offense can help get him his first Padres W tonight.
On the mound for Colorado will be Tyler Matzek, who's coming off a solid start against the Giants, whom he held to one run in six innings of work. It was a much better outing than his 2015 debut, the Rockies' home opener on April 10th. Matzek allowed nine total baserunners through just four innings, though he did keep them to only one run.
Matzek make four starts against San Diego in his rookie season last year, and the Padres got the better of him for the most part. He went 1-3 with a 3.67 ERA in those four outings, but his sole win came in grand fashion. In the most recent of those starts, Matzek threw a complete game shutout, allowing only three Padres hits and one walk along the way.
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