MLB Baseball

Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
San Diego0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 250
Colorado0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 x 380
  W: A. Gomber (6-5)   L: D. Lamet (1-2)   S: D. Bard (9)
5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET20:40 ET0:40 GMT8:40 5:40 PM MST7:40 PM EST8:10 PM VEN4:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT, June 14, 2021
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado  Attendance: 23,027

Padres seek to maintain hold on Rockies

According to STATS
According to STATS

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies

  1. The Padres have won five of six meetings with the Rockies this season, Colorado has scored eight runs total over those six games (1.33 per game), with three or fewer in all six.
  2. The Padres are 17-11 against NL West teams this season compared to 13-17 against the rest of the senior circuit. They have a team ERA on 2.54 against teams in their own division with an opponent's batting average of .197.
  3. The Rockies have 15 more wins at home this season (20-14) than on the road (5-27), the largest such differential in the majors (Phillies and Cubs are next with 10). Their team batting average is .277 at home compared to .201 on the road, while 41 of the 57 home runs that they have hit this season have come at Coors Field.
  4. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 19th home run of the season on Sunday at the Mets, a total that leads the NL and ranks second in the majors behind Vladimir Guererro Jr.'s 21. It was also his third career grand slam, five shy of his father's career total of eight.
  5. Ryan McMahon hit his team-high 15th home run at Cincinnati on Sunday, 10 more than the next-closest player on Colorado (six players have 5 HR). The 10-HR differential is tied for the largest in the majors by a team's top two home run hitters this year -- with the Padres.
  6. Dinelson Lamet lost his last start last Tuesday versus the Cubs. He pitched a season-long 5.0 innings (8 G/6 GS). Last season he went at least 5.0 innings in 11 of his 12 starts. Austin Gomber has a team-leading five wins this season. His career high is six wins as a rookie with the Cardinals in 2018.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/14/2021 thru 6/16/2021

The preseason hype surrounding the San Diego Padres was justified. After all, the Padres had put together a talented team with a serious chance of ending the Los Angeles Dodgers' perennial hold on the National League West.

As the season approaches the halfway mark, San Diego is right there with the Dodgers as both chase the surprising San Francisco Giants. It doesn't help the Padres' cause, however, that they nearly got swept in a three-game series at the New York Mets before rallying to win Sunday.

Fernando Tatis Jr. had the big hit, a grand slam during a six-run seventh inning in a 7-3 win. It helped end a four-game losing streak and a stretch where San Diego had lost six of seven. Now, the Padres will try to take that momentum into a three-game series at the Colorado Rockies starting Monday night in Denver.

San Diego will send righty Dinelson Lamet (1-1, 3.52 ERA) to the mound against Colorado left-hander Austin Gomber (5-5, 3.95).

Gomber has pitched well since a rough start to the season.

"As a group and a whole, we're scuffling a bit," San Diego manager Jayce Tingler said after Saturday's loss to the Mets. "These are the challenges. These are the challenges in the season. Nothing's going to get easy."

Lamet has yet to pitch beyond the sixth inning this season, and trying to top that at Coors Field is going to be challenging. Monday will be his third career start in Denver and sixth overall against the Rockies. He is 0-2 with a 3.28 ERA in his previous five starts against them.

He is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA at Coors Field, where he has tossed six total innings in his two starts.

The Padres won five of their first six games against Colorado this season, including two of three played in Denver. They face a team that is coming off getting swept at Cincinnati, went 1-5 on its road trip and has lost seven of its past nine.

The Rockies are an abysmal 5-27 on the road, compared to 20-14 at home.

Gomber got the only win on the road trip and is pitching at a high level. He is 3-1 with a 1.57 ERA, three walks and 37 strikeouts over his past six starts.

He has a 1.38 ERA in four games -- two starts -- in his career against San Diego but hasn't recorded a decision against the Padres. In two starts against them this season he has allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 11 1/3 innings.

"I've pitched on the road a lot more than I have at home, but I don't feel like I'm a different pitcher at home or on the road." Gomber said after his most recent start. "I don't mind pitching on the road. It's fun. Sometimes I enjoy it, actually. I think right now maybe it has just been a little bit of a small sample size."

--Field Level Media

Updated June 14, 2021

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