Major League Baseball
Preview
San Diego at Colorado
When: 8:10 PM ET, Saturday, June 15, 2019
Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado

The San Diego Padres were facing their sixth consecutive loss when they trailed by six runs with three outs to go on Friday before rallying for an improbable victory. San Diego will aim to ride the momentum of the memorable 16-12, 12-inning triumph when it visits the Colorado Rockies on Saturday for the third contest of their four-game series.

Hunter Renfroe joined Steve Finley as the only players in franchise history with two three-homer performances while driving in five runs on Friday, while Fernando Tatis Jr. (3-for-6) delivered a game-tying, two-out single in the ninth to keep San Diego alive. Manny Machado homered among four hits and is 7-for-12 with three blasts in the series after entering mired in a 5-for-43 funk. Colorado's Charlie Blackmon also registered a four-hit effort that included a homer on Friday and is 8-for-12 with three shots, one triple, one double, five RBIs and five runs scored in the series. David Dahl and Ian Desmond each went deep and drove in four runs during a slugfest that featured 39 hits - 21 by the Padres.

TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, FS San Diego, AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountain (Colorado)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Padres LH Eric Lauer (5-5, 4.14 ERA) vs. Rockies RH German Marquez (6-3, 4.19)

Lauer had his three-start winning streak halted when he gave up four runs - three earned - and seven hits over seven innings in a loss to Washington in his last turn. The 24-year-old is 2-2 with a 6.84 ERA in five road outings this season, including a dreadful turn at Coors Field on May 10 in which he gave up eight runs and eight hits in three frames of a 12-2 loss. Lauer is 0-2 with an 11.45 ERA in three career starts against the Rockies while struggling against Trevor Story (2-for-4, two homers, six RBIs) and Blackmon (3-for-7).

Marquez surrendered four runs and five hits - three homers - over six innings in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs in his last start. The 24-year-old also was pummeled by the Cubs in his previous turn - yielding eight runs in 5 1/3 frames of a setback - and has allowed at least four runs in six of his last nine outings. Marquez defeated the Padres on May 10, when he gave up two runs and 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings, and is 3-2 with a 4.32 ERA in nine career appearances (seven starts) versus the club.

WALK-OFFS

1. Padres 2B Ian Kinsler reached base five times on three singles and two walks on Friday.

2. Story (forehead) departed Friday's contest in the eighth inning after being struck by a bad-hop grounder and will be re-evaluated.

3. San Diego RF Franmil Reyes (neck) was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Friday after being injured in the series opener but hopes to return to the starting lineup on Saturday.

PREDICTION: Rockies 11, Padres 9
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
San Diego 34-36 W1 18-20 16-16 10-10 4-7 15-16 5-3
Colorado 36-33 L1 21-14 15-19 10-12 7-6 12-11 7-4
Last Meeting
San Diego Colorado
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
6/14/19 SD 16 x COL 12 .375 4 1.150 .340 3 .945
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
San Diego W. Myers .480 12 1.439
Colorado C. Blackmon .438 14 1.611
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
San Diego H. Renfroe 4 5 6
Colorado C. Blackmon 6 11 11
Pitching ERA Avg K
San Diego 8.43 .291 63
Colorado 5.32 .326 67
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
San Diego E. Hosmer .285 76 .783
Colorado D. Dahl .330 74 .916
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
San Diego H. Renfroe 21 30 40
Colorado N. Arenado 17 50 57
Pitching ERA Avg K
San Diego 4.38 .236 617
Colorado 5.14 .265 573