The Padres are coming off a historic start to their season, but not in a good way. Through their first three games of 2016, they have failed to score a run while being outscored 25-0 by one of their biggest rivals.
Their opponent for the next three, the Colorado Rockies, are also making some history here at the start of the season. Their rookie shortstop, Trevor Story, made a big splash in the team's 2016 Opening Series by homering in all three games, the first player in MLB history to do so. Tonight Story makes his Coors Field debut hoping to take his hot streak even further.
The Rockies will give the ball to Jordan Lyles, who missed much of 2015 due to surgery on his right foot that sidelined him from the beginning of June to the end of the season. Through the ten starts he did make, Lyles went 25 with a 5.14 ERA. One of those starts was against the Padres at Coors Field, and it was one of his better outings last year. He went 6 2/3 innings and allowed only one run on six hits and two walks, striking out four along the way. In seven appearances all-time against San Diego, Lyles is 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA.
On the hill for the Friars will be Colin Rea, the rookie right-hander whose impressive Spring earned him a coveted rotation spot to start the season. Rea made his Major League debut last August and proceeded to make six starts for the 2015 Padres. In that span he went 2-2 with a 4.26 ERA, including a masterful performance against the Rockies. In his final outing of the year he threw seven innings of shutout ball, allowing only two hits and three walks to Colorado. Rea already made his 2016 debut, however, during Opening Day on Monday. He came in to pitch relief during the Padres' awful 15-0 beatdown against the Dodgers. He allowed one run in his one inning of work. Thanks to yesterday's off day, he pitches tonight on the regular four days of rest.
It's an early one today. The Padres and Rockies take the field at 1:10 pm PT.
|SAN DIEGO PADRES||COLORADO ROCKIES|
|Jon Jay - CF||Charlie Blackmon - CF|
|Cory Spangenberg - 2B||Trevor Story - SS|
|Matt Kemp - RF||Carlos Gonzalez - RF|
|Wil Myers - 1B||Nolan Arenado - 3B|
|Yangervis Solarte - 3B||Gerardo Parra - LF|
|Derek Norris - C||Mark Reynolds - 1B|
|Alexei Ramirez - SS||Nick Hundley - C|
|Melvin Upton Jr. - LF||DJ LeMahieu - 2B|
|Colin Rea - RHP||Jordan Lyles - RHP|