Rockies bring 1-0 series lead over Padres into game 2

San Diego Padres (41-25, first in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (28-37, fifth in the NL West)

Denver; Saturday, 9:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Nick Martinez (2-3, 3.74 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 56 strikeouts); Rockies: German Marquez (3-5, 6.09 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 59 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Padres -141, Rockies +120; over/under is 11 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies take a 1-0 advantage into the latest game of the series against the San Diego Padres.

Colorado has a 17-19 record at home and a 28-37 record overall. The Rockies have the second-ranked team batting average in the NL at .261.

San Diego has a 24-12 record on the road and a 41-25 record overall. The Padres have the eighth-ranked team batting average in the NL at .243.

Saturday’s game is the sixth time these teams square off this season. The Rockies are up 3-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Connor Joe has 10 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 16 RBI for the Rockies. C.J. Cron is 12-for-41 with three doubles, a triple and two home runs over the past 10 games.

Manny Machado has 11 home runs, 29 walks and 44 RBI while hitting .327 for the Padres. Jake Cronenworth is 17-for-38 with seven doubles, a home run and 12 RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 4-6, .258 batting average, 3.26 ERA, outscored by two runs

Padres: 7-3, .300 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 35 runs

INJURIES: Rockies: Garrett Hampson: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Tyler Kinley: 15-Day IL (elbow), Ty Blach: 15-Day IL (wrist), Helcris Olivarez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Kris Bryant: 10-Day IL (back), Ryan Rolison: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Scott Oberg: 60-Day IL (arm)

Padres: Joe Musgrove: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Matt Beaty: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Robert Suarez: 15-Day IL (knee), Wil Myers: 10-Day IL (knee), Pierce Johnson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (forearm), Fernando Tatis Jr.: 60-Day IL (wrist), Drew Pomeranz: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)

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