The Padres have spent the last five days atop the NL West. They grabbed off-season attention, signing free agency Manny Machado to a 10-year, $300 million contract. Machado is hitting .246 with four home runs, eight RBI, and 15 strikeouts in 57 at-bats. The Rockies did face him in interleague play when he was with the Orioles. In 17 games, Machado hit .257 agaisnt the Rockies with four doubles, one home run, five RBI and 14 strikeouts.
Antonio Senzatela is officially still on the Rockies injured list, but he was with the team during the weekend in San Francisco and is expected to be the starting pitcher in San Diego in Game 1 of the series on Monday.
Senzatela did make two starts at Triple-A Colorado Springs on a rehab assignment. He allowed two runs in seven innings. His last start was Thursday, and he was limited to two shutout innings in light of the fact he was going to be activated and make his 2019 debut in the Monday starter against the Padres.
The Rockies have won six of the last 10 games against the Padres, splitting the last six games at Petco Park.