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Padres Preview: 04/05 vs. Rockies

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Joey Lucchesi will get his second start in the bigs against Colorado.

Milwaukee Brewers v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Another night, another loss.

The Padres will hope to salvage a series split against the Rockies in afternoon baseball today with Joey Lucchesi on the mound. Lucchesi (0-0, 5.79 ERA) got his first taste of Major League action last Friday against the Brewers, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits in 4 23 innings. While Joey fell victim to a lot of hard-hit balls he seemed to settle in as the night went on; he didn’t issue any free passes. Andy Green commented as much regarding Lucchesi:

“He settled in nicely after a rough start. He’s an interesting study. Nothing seems to bother him.”

The Rockies will counter with another lefty in Tyler Anderson. The Padres will get a chance to prey on a pitcher who is not having the best start to the season: Anderson surrendered 5 runs in the first inning and had to bail after 2 13 against the Diamondbacks. Tyler has fared relatively well against the Padres...when in Colorado. In one start and 5 23 innings last season in Petco Anderson coughed up 3 hits on 6 hits. Overall Anderson is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA against the Padres but sports a 3-7 record with a 5.72 ERA when on the road.

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks
This is one of those “mound visits” they count these days.
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Padres will stack the deck with righties today and hope to snag a series split and take a win on the road to the reigning World Series champs. Today’s baseball starts up at 12:40 PM Left Coast time, so get those apps running if you’re stuck at work!

Game Time: 12:40 PM PST
TV: FSSD, Fox Sports Deportes (Spanish)
Radio: 97.3 (yeesh), XEMO 860 (Español)

Be sure to wish Padres radio broadcaster Jesse Agler and our own Gaslamp Ball manager Jodes Paranal a happy birthday today!