Chatwood (8-13) gave up three runs on five hits and two walks over six innings in Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Giants. He struck out four. Chatwood had won two games in a row coming in -- his first victories since mid-June -- but despite failing to extend that streak, he did manage to post his first quality start since July 6. The 27-year-old righty has predictably had trouble building on his relatively successful 2016 campaign, as his combination of inconsistent control and making half his starts at Coors Field isn't friendly for fantasy purposes.
Chatwood (7-12) earned the win over the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing five hits and two walks over five scoreless innings. He struck out five. Chatwood made the most of his 75 pitches, and the Rockies' bats and bullpen did the rest to secure a four-game series sweep. The 27-year-old earned another look in the rotation with a solid showing out of the bullpen in August. He's far from trustworthy, but Chatwood is taking steps in the right direction, and it looks like he may now get the Padres in back-to-back starts (one at home).
Chatwood allowed four hits and three walks with three strikeouts over three scoreless innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Giants. Chatwood got the start in a bullpen game for his team, throwing 61 pitches as the first of nine pitchers used. Only 28 of those offerings went for strikes, so he did well to hold the opposition off the board in what ultimately ended as a 9-6 win. Unless he gets stretched out and put back in the rotation full time, Chatwood will continue to hold minimal value. He could get another chance to prove himself Sunday against the Dodgers.
Chatwood will start Tuesday's game against the Braves, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. After impressing while making his last six appearances out of the bullpen, Chatwood will enter the rotation in place of the struggling Antonio Senzatela, who could be bound for a relief role after yielding four runs in just 3.2 innings in his last outing Aug. 28. Since Chatwood was called upon to record two outs in relief Saturday, he may face a restricted pitch count in Tuesday's start, potentially allowing Senzatela to piggyback him during the start. If Chatwood turns in a quality showing Tuesday, he would likely pick up a second start of the week in Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers.
Chatwood is a candidate to start Monday's game against Atlanta, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. At the moment, Monday's start appears most likely to be going to Chad Bettis, who would have to be called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. Still, Chatwood was recently moved to the bullpen after spending most of the season as a starter, giving him plenty of rest at the moment and making him an option to start if manager Bud Black doesn't want to make a move to get Bettis back on the 25-man roster.
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