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5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT, June 15, 2019
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado  Attendance: 46,133

Rockies' collapse to Padres belies home hot stretch

According to STATS
According to STATS

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies

  1. The Rockies are 4-1 this year against the Padres, and have won six of the last eight meetings at Coors Field. In a 12-2 home win on May 10, Colorado pounded out 17 hits, including 13 singles. That was the Rockies most singles in a game since getting 14 in an 18-4 home win over the Padres on July 19, 2017.
  2. With a single Wednesday, Charlie Blackmon established a personal best 18-game hitting streak at Coors Field, during which he's slashing .416/.477/.961 with 10 homers, 18 RBI and 21 runs. No Rockie has enjoyed a longer single-season home hitting streak since Carlos Gonzalez's 29-gamer in 2012.
  3. David Dahl has hit safely in 12 of 14 games, producing a .429/.468/.679 slash line. This season, his 1.182 OPS with two outs is the best in the NL among qualifiers.
  4. The Padres have totaled 10 runs and just seven extra-base hits in losing their last four games. Their 25 extra-base hits this month are third-fewest in the majors.
  5. Manny Machado has homered only once in his last 25 games while slugging .264 -- his lowest slugging percentage over a 25-game span in a single season in his career. He has never homered in 10 career games at Coors. It's the only ballpark where he's played at least 10 games and hasn't homered.
  6. In 11 games this month, San Diego starters have posted a 5.30 ERA and .266 opponents' batting average. Padre starting pitchers had a 3.42 ERA and .192 opponents' average in their final nine May games.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/13/2019 thru 6/16/2019

The Colorado Rockies usually thrive at home, but the run they were on recently was special. Then there was Friday night.

Since dropping three of four at Coors Field in early May, the Rockies were nothing short of dominant there. They entered Friday night having won 12 of 14 in Denver, and they led by six runs after eight innings, only to see San Diego rally to tie it in the ninth and win it 16-12 in 12 innings.

It was just the Rockies' fourth home loss since May 8, and two have come against the Padres.

"We're playing great at home right now, and we need to keep it going," said starter Jon Gray, who got the win in the first game of the series on Thursday night. "We're not going to climb back in it in a day or two, but if we keep playing like this, we'll make it back in (the divisional picture)."

Colorado begins play Saturday in a virtual tie for second place in the NL West with the Arizona Diamondbacks but still 10 1/2 game behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Rockies will look for a bounce-back game Saturday.

When Colorado was early in its stretch of home dominance, Saturday's scheduled starter defeated the Padres on May 10. German Marquez (6-3, 4.19 ERA) allowed just two runs in 5 2/3 innings despite giving up 10 hits in the 12-2 victory.

San Diego left-hander Eric Lauer (5-5, 4.14 ERA), who will make his club-leading 14th start of the season, was the Padres' starter on May 10 and took the loss.

Lauer, in just his second season in the majors, doesn't have fond memories of Coors Field. He has made two starts in Coors Field, and he lasted just three-plus innings each time. He allowed eight runs in three-plus innings on May 10 and seven runs (six earned) in his one start at Denver in 2018.

Overall against Colorado, he is 0-2 with an 11.45 ERA in three starts.

The stats for Marquez are much different when he faces the Padres in Colorado. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA in three career starts against them in Denver, and he's 3-2 with a 4.32 ERA in nine overall appearances in his career against San Diego. Two of those appearances were in relief.

Marquez is coming off two tough outings, both against the Chicago Cubs. He allowed eight runs in 5 1/3 against them on June 5, then four runs in six innings on Monday.

The Padres scuffled over the past week, having lost five in a row before the come-from-behind win Friday. With the trade deadline approaching in six weeks, they may be sellers if things don't turn around.

Reliever Kirby Yates could be coveted, but the right-hander said he would prefer to stay in San Diego.

"I don't want to go anywhere else. I want to win here," Yates, who is 0-2 with a 1.24 ERA this year, told MLB.com. "I've built a lot of strong relationships here with staff members and my teammates. My family likes it here, my wife likes it here, and the way the Padres organization has treated me and my family has been awesome."

--Field Level Media

Updated June 15, 2019

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