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Colorado Rockies game no. 68: John Gray v. Matt Strahm

Start time, lineups, and discussion for the series opener against the Padres

The Rockies (35-32) look to restart another home winning streak on Thursday night against the Padres (33-35).

It would be hard to argue that Jon Gray enjoys facing any team more than the Padres. In 17 career starts he has a 2.70 ERA, 1.006 WHIP, 10.9 K/9 and 6.58 K/BB in 103 13 innings. His only career complete game shutout came when he struck out a franchise record 16 Padres on September 17, 2016. In his last start against the Padres, he struck out eight over six innings but gave up three runs and got saddled with the loss in a 4-3 Padres victory at Coors Field. Hopefully facing San Diego will help him turn things around, as he has allowed three or more runs in six of his last eight starts.

After splitting time between the rotation and the bullpen over that last few years, Matt Strahm has made all 11 of his appearances this year in the rotation. He has a solid 8.35 K/9 to go with a 4.03 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 60 13 innings. His last time out, he allowed seven runs over 4 13 innings to the Marlins. This will be his first start against the Rockies this season.

Start time: 6:40 pm MT

Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO

TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain,

Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)