The San Diego Padres head to Coors Field to battle the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA
I am of the belief that it's time for the Rockies to go on a very long hot streak or it might be too late. Colorado has their work cut out for them with the Dodgers taking ownership of the National League West. The Rockies are trying to get going in the right direction with three wins in a row after knocking off the visiting Pirates 3-2 by leaving the bases loaded with Pirates in the 9th. Chad Bettis held the Buccos to a pair of runs on four hits and two bases on balls through six innings pitched while three relievers put up zeros. The Rockies totaled six hits and walked four times with Nolan Arenado doubling in a run, with a sacrifice fly and error plating two more runs. Jhoulys Chacin shoots for win number eleven on Monday against the visiting Padres. Chacin has been rock solid for Colorado with quality starts in nine of ten outings in which he has gone 6-3 with a no decision.
Colorado has to keep winning or their season could go down the tubes, but a spunky San Diego should provide a challenge. I'm taking the home team with the edge on the mound...