Tyler Matzek is slated to start, and it will be exciting to see how he looks facing the Padres' Tyson Ross, who was an All-Star in 2014. Ross posted an ERA of 2.81, an ERA+ of 119, and an xFIP of 3.11, while striking out nearly a batter per inning over 31 starts. After bouncing around between the Oakland Athletics and their minor league affiliates, Tyson Ross put together a string of solid performances to close out the 2013 season, setting himself up for a rotation spot this past season. The Rockies will be hoping Tyler Matzek can similarly build off of some late season momentum and establish himself as a reliable member of the rotation.
Here's what the Padres will be rolling out this afternoon:
Your Colorado Rockies will be going with the following: