Gray to start home opener for Colorado against the Padres
San Diego Padres (5-2, third in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (4-1, first in the NL West)
Denver; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Garrett Richards (0-0, 0.00 ERA, .80 WHIP, 6 strikeouts) Rockies: Jon Gray (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 3 strikeouts)
LINE: Padres favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 11 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies hit the field for the first time in 2020 against the San Diego Padres.
The Rockies finished 32-44 against NL West Division opponents in 2019. Colorado batted .265 as a team last year and hit 224 total home runs.
The Padres went 31-45 in division games in 2019. San Diego hit .238 as a team with 2.9 extra base hits per game and 219 total home runs last year.
INJURIES: Rockies: Peter Lambert: (elbow).
Padres: Trey Wingenter: (undisclosed), Anderson Espinoza: (elbow), Jose Castillo: (undisclosed), Jorge Mateo: (undisclosed), Eric Hosmer: (illness).