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  W: J. Gray (6-6)   L: C. Stammen (3-2)   S: D. Bard (14)
1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)2:10 PM CT, July 11, 2021
Petco Park, San Diego, California  Attendance: 38,235

Rockies manager Bud Black to reach milestone vs. Padres

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Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres

  1. The Rockies have lost eight straight at Petco Park, their third-longest active road losing streak against a single opponent behind nine-game streaks in St. Louis and Toronto. Should the Colorado be swept in this three-game set, it would be the third-longest such streak in Rockies history behind a 13-game skid at the Giants (1999 to 2001) and a 12-game drought at Dodger Stadium in 2018 and 2019.
  2. Colorado won Thursday's series finale in Arizona, 9-3, and is now 7-33 on the road this season -- tied with the 2005 club for the club's worst record through 40 road games. The Rockies have yet to win consecutive road games despite being 20-17 (.541) overall following a win this season.
  3. Trevor Story is batting .309 at home but just .183 on the road -- second lowest among NL qualifiers (Jackie Bradley Jr., Mil - .150). Story has a career .300/.368/.529 slash line against San Diego, including a hit in five of his six trips to Petco Park since the start of last season.
  4. San Diego overcame an 8-0 deficit against the Nationals on Thursday night, scoring seven runs in the fourth inning before walking it off in the bottom of the ninth. It marked just the third time in franchise history the Padres overcame an eight-run deficit to win -- they also did so on June 10, 1974 vs. Pittsburgh and May 23, 1970 at San Francisco.
  5. Reliever Daniel Camarena hit a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning as part of the Friars' seven-run outburst. The home run was his first career hit, making him the second pitcher in MLB history to hit a grand slam for his first hit -- the other was Philadelphia's Bill Duggleby on April 21, 1898.
  6. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 28th home run of the season on Thursday, most in the National League and tied with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for second-most in MLB behind Shohei Ohtani (32). Tatis' 28 homers are the most ever by a shortstop prior to the All-Star break.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 7/9/2021 thru 7/11/2021

Bud Black will reach a milestone Sunday, and his Colorado Rockies could give him the perfect present.

Black will manage his 2,000th major-league game in the Rockies' final game before the All-Star break. And the event will take place where it all began - Petco Park in San Diego.

The former pitcher launched his managerial career with the Padres in 2007. After nine seasons in San Diego, where he also played for San Diego State, Black moved on to Colorado.

So what could the Rockies give Black to celebrate the occasion?

Career win 964.

A victory Sunday also would give Black and the Rockies their first series win on the road in 2021. After Saturday night's 3-0 victory, the Rockies are 8-34 away from home this season.

The National League West-contending Padres are staring into the possibility of a losing homestand after splitting a series with the Washington Nationals. They are 3-3 in their final homestand before the All-Star Game.

"It'd be great to finish the first half on a winning note," Black said. "The break is always more enjoyable after a win."

The Rockies will start right-hander Jon Gray (5-6, 3.94 ERA) Sunday. The Padres will counter with left-hander Ryan Weathers (4-2, 3.02 ERA).

The 29-year-old Gray is 0-2 with a 3.97 ERA this season, although he has an impressive career mark against the Padres. In 23 appearances (22 starts) against them, Gray has a 10-6 record with a 3.06 ERA with 148 strikeouts against 29 walks in 132 1/3 innings.

Sunday will be Gray's 16th start of 2021. The Rockies are 6-9 in games started by Gray, although they are just 2-6 over his past eight outings. He has given up 42 runs (35 earned) on 67 hits and 32 walks with 73 strikeouts in 80 innings.

Meanwhile, the 21-year-old Weathers, who will make his first career start against the Rockies, is facing an uncertain second half because the Padres don't know exactly how and how much they want to use him.

"He's certainly not going to work 200 innings," Padres manager Jayce Tingler said.

In a perfect world, the Padres' second-half rotation would be Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove, Dinelson Lamet, Blake Snell and Chris Paddack, with Weathers working as a spot starter and a reliever. But nothing about the Padres' pitching has gone as expected this season. The first half is ending with both Lamet and Snell on the injured list.

Weathers has made 10 starts; none has reached the sixth inning. And his ERA has inched up in each of his past five outings and seven of the past eight. His most recent start, Tuesday against Washington, was his worst of the season -- four runs allowed on seven hits, including a pair of homers, in 5 1/3 innings.

--Field Level Media

Updated July 11, 2021

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