The Rockies clawed their way back in Game 1, but it wasn’t quite enough as they fell to the Padres 5-3. They have yet to win Game 1 of a doubleheader in 2021. The nightcap will feature a battle of southpaws.
2018 Cy Young winner and new Padre Blake Snell (1-0, 4.15 ERA) will make only his second start at Coors Field and first since joining the Friars. The last time he was here (July 19, 2016), he pitched six innings of one-hit, no-run baseball. He walked three Rockies and struck out nine. The Rays went on to win that game 10-1. In his last start in 2021, he allowed four runs on just one hit and walked six Giants over 4 2⁄3 innings. He walked more batters (6) than he struck out (5).
Going up against Snell-zilla will be Austin Gomber (2-4, 6.35 ERA). In his last start against his former club, Gomber lasted five innings and allowed five runs on six hits (including two home runs). He struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter. In fact, in his two May starts so far, he has only walked one batter — Asdrúbal Cabrera in the Rockies 14-6 rout of the D-Backs on May 1. Hopefully Gomber will be able to tame the Padres lineup that will be missing Wil Myers, Fernando Tatís Jr., Eric Hosmer, Jorge Mateo, and Jurickson Profar.
First Pitch: 5:05pm MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)