It's the last day of August, and with a win tonight the Rockies will finish with a 17-12 record in the month. To do so, they'll have to defeat a team with a 17-10 record in August.
San Diego's starter will be Clayton Richard, who has been decidedly average this year (11-12, 3.72 ERA, 98 ERA+), which would make him the most effective pitcher on the Rockies' rotation.
#33 / Pitcher / San Diego Padres
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#6 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
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Meanwhile, Alex White will continue to audition for a place in next year's Rocktopus. He hasn't gone more than 4 innings in his allotted pitches in his last 5 starts, so he really needs to show something today.
You know what would be nice? A win.