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Padres Preview: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Tyler Chatwood & the Colorado Rockies

Bring your shades, it’s a day game... or don’t!

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Diego Padres
Fun fact: only Jose Torres and Franchy Cordero have better batting averages than Jhoulys Chacin.
Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

The Padres’ future is so bright, you have to wear shades. It’s a good thing that today’s giveaway is the best one of the year, a pair of Knockaround shades. After the bomb blasts from last night’s game, it would be prudent to attend today’s event with the proper eye protection.

Jhoulys Chacin’s last two outings weren’t pretty, but if you look close there’s a pattern developing. He gave up nine runs in his first start of the season, then he had three starts of three earned runs or less. Then he gave up seven runs, but after that he had four games of three earned runs or less before giving up seven again in the fifth. By my calculations, he should have five starts of three earned runs or less before another turd arrives. That makes sense, right?

Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies
Chatwood delights the children with a bunny rabbit shadow puppet as he releases this pitch.
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Tyler Chatwood is probably not looking forward to this lineup. In two starts against the Padres this season, he’s 0-2 with nine earned runs in 10-2/3 innings. He’s given up four or more earned runs in seven of his eleven starts, so the Padres stand to have a fighting chance today.

It should be a beautiful day down in the Gaslamp, so slap on some sunscreen, rock those shades, and root for a Padres win!

Start time: 1:10PM PDT
Radio: 94.9FM, 860AM (Español)
TV: Fox Sports San Diego, Fox Deportes San Diego
Online: MLB.TV