The Rockies will play the first game of this 3-game road series against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park. Tonight’s game is the first contest on a 7-game road trip at SD (9/14-16) and at SF (9/17-20). The Rockies are coming off a brief 3-game homestand in which the Rox lost a 3-game series vs. SF 2-games-to-1. Colorado dropped the final game of the series vs. SF 8-3 on Wednesday. The Rockies are currently in a stretch during which the club will play 14-of-17 games on the road from 9/3-20 (2-8). Colorado has just seven home games remaining in 2012. Additionally, the Rockies off day yesterday was the club’s final off day this season. The Rockies will finish the 2012 season with 20 games in 20 days from 9/14-10/3. The Rockies are also in a stretch of 14 straight games vs. NL West opponents from 9/10-24 (1-2). The Rockies are 20-29 vs. NL West opponents this season.
- 22-year-old right-hander Tyler Chatwood will make his ninth start and 16th appearance for the Rockies tonight. Chatwood is 3-3 with a 4.46 ERA (34.1 ip, 17 er) in his eight starts this season.
- Right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner will start tonight’s game for the Padres. This will be his fifth start and 32nd appearance this season. He is 0-0 with a 2.87 ERA (15.2 ip, 5 er) in his four starts.
The game will start at 8:05 and will be on Root Sports.