Rockies(47-41) @ Padres(36-52) Preview…
In what should be an easy series on paper probably won’t play out that way. The Rockies are 127-122 coming into this season and are 5-3 so far in 2009 against the Padres. Last season both teams split the series 9 games apiece.
Adrian Gonzalez leads the Padres in homeruns (24) and RBIs (52), despite a .250 batting average. Will Aaron Cook (8-3) get the Rockies off on the right foot after the all-star break? Cook coming into the season has an overall record of 11-4 against the Padres and will be facing the Padres Chad Gaudin who has a record of 4-7 with an ERA of 5.03. Cook comes into Petco Park with a 5-1 record with an ERA of 1.69, his last outing was a no decision back on May 5th. The remaining matchups of the series are as follows.
Ubaldo Jimenez (6-9) vs Josh Geer(1-4)
Jason Hammel (5-4) vs Kevin Correia (6-7)
Jason Marquis (11-6) vs Tim Stauffer (0-1)