Padres LHP Clayton Richard (5-9, 4.75 ERA) at Rockies RHP Jon Gray (2-1, 6.23), 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, no TV; 850 AM
Gray regained the top spot in the Rockies’ rotation last week, starting their first game after the all-star break in New York. And he struggled, giving up eight runs in just two-plus innings of work. After missing 77 days with a broken foot, Gray has only six starts in this season. And his sideways outing in a loss to the Mets nearly doubled his ERA. When he’s on, Gray is Colorado’s best strikeout thrower. Richard has allowed 142 hits this season, most in the National League.