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SAN DIEGO -- One pitcher is 28 and has worked 104 2/3 innings this season. Olivier Vernon Giants Jersey . The other is 24 and has worked 145 2/3 innings.One is facing an innings limit to his season.And its not the one youd expect from the age and numbers.Padres left-hander Christian Friedrich faces his former Colorado teammates and prized right-handed Rockies starter Jon Gray Saturday night at Petco Park.The Padres are trying to find ways to limit Friedrichs innings between now and the end of the season, although the former Colorado pitcher seems stuck in a five-man San Diego rotation for the moment with right-hander Jarred Cosart trying to rebound from strains to both his right groin and right hamstring suffered Wednesday.While Friedrich maintains he is ready to pitch out the season, Padres manager Andy Green reiterated recently that his staff is closely monitoring Friedrich.The issue with Friedrich is his workload this year compared to last season when he worked only 58 1/3 innings in 68 appearances out of the Rockies bullpen while rebounding from several health issues. In 20 appearances (19 starts) for the Padres this season, Friedrich has worked those 104 2/3 innings.The numbers dont lie. Although he was skipped in one turn of the rotation at the end of August, Friedrich has seen his earned run average rise in 11 of his last 14 starts. And over his last two starts, Friedrich has allowed nine runs on 13 hits and seven walks while completing just 9 2/3 innings.Friedrich, who has also lost nine straight decisions, is 4-11 with a 4.99 ERA going into Saturdays game. The Padres are 6-13 in his 19 starts.Gray, meanwhile, is 9-7 with a 4.51 ERA in 25 starts in his first full major league season. Gray was the Rockies first-round pick (third overall) in the 2013 draft.I like everything Ive seen from Jon, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said recently of the progress made by Gray.Gray will be facing the Padres for the fourth time this season. Thus far, he has a 1-1 record with a 2.25 ERA against the Padres (five earned runs in 20 innings). In two career starts at Petco Park, Gray has a 2.77 ERA.Grays 153 strikeouts are the most in Rockies history for a rookie pitcher and the 10th-highest total in franchise history for any pitcher in a single season. His 9.45 strikeouts-per-nine-innings average is the highest mark in franchise history for a Rockies starter.In two starts against the Padres at Petco Park, Gray has 23 strikeouts in 13 innings -- so that count and average could climb Saturday night.Gray is coming off a loss Sept. 4 at Arizona when he allowed five runs on seven hits in seven innings. Four of those runs came in the last inning.I dont see signs of Jon being fatigued or wearing down at this stage of the season, said Weiss. His pitches are still sharp. His velocity is good.And like many Rockies pitchers over the years, he has had success at Petco Park. Devon Kennard Giants Jersey . But what about the officials? Every sport has officials and they also have stories about hard work and sacrifice but their accomplishments are seldom recognized by anyone outside their inner circle. Will Tye Giants Jersey . Meanwhile, there were huge victories for Sunderland and West Ham over fellow relegation rivals, leaving the battle to avoid the drop up for grabs with the bottom 11 teams separated by just six points. Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres scored second-half goals to seal a fourth straight victory for Chelsea, which climbed above Arsenal and Manchester City in the standings ahead of their games on Monday and Sunday respectively. . Duchene scored two goals and had an assist, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night to match the best 10-game start in team history. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Lamar Jackson and Louisville needed less than two minutes Saturday to get rid of a whole weeks worth of bad feelings from a lackluster effort against Duke.Jackson broke a school single-season record with four first-half touchdowns, Louisville had three interceptions leading to 17 points and the seventh-ranked Cardinals burst past North Carolina State 54-13 on Saturday.I was mad at myself from the Duke game and coach saw that, said Jackson, who completed 20 of 34 passes for 355 yards. I was like, `Ive got to prove I cant be out here, looking bad, looking to run all the time. I tried to do less running and more throwing.Jackson passed for three touchdowns and ran for a 36-yard score on the opening drive, giving him 34 TDs with five games to play. Dave Ragone and Brian Brohm each had 33.Jackson, a sophomore quarterback and Heisman frontrunner, had 359 of his 431 yards on offense by halftime. He threw TD passes of 74 yards to Jaylen Smith, 3 yards to Cole Hikutini and 16 yards to Jamari Staples.As for the record, Jackson added, Thats a goal, I guess. I accomplished it.Jeremy Smith ran for a pair of 1-yard TDs for Louisville (6-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which reclaimed its high-scoring ways a week after managing a season-low 24 points against Duke and holding the ball for just 22 minutes.Not to mention, its physicality.I think our guys took it personal and felt like we were the most physical team out there today, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said. We executed well. ... The game plan was to throw the football and our guys ran really good routes.Blanton Creque had four field goals and six conversions to set a single-game school scoring record for a kicker with 18 points. Consecutive pickoffs by Jonathan Greenard and Stacy Thomas set up second-quarter TDs.Whatever hope North Carolina State (4-3, 1-2 ACC) had of using its athleticism to slow the Cardinals and Jackson was quashed after kickoff.Jacksons TD run capped a 72-yard, 93-second drive just as 55,218 were settling into their seats on homecoming. Louisvilles next two scoring drives totaled 2:48 and the Cardinals might have had another if not for James Quicks fumble after a catch.Jackson was just getting started making big plays.His 67-yard pass to Hikutini -- who finished with a career-best 118 yards receiving on six catches -- set up Jeremy Smiths first touchdown run. Hikutinis TD catch capped the next drive and Staples grabbed his first scoring pass of the season. Louisville outgained the Wolfpack 553-250 and held them to just 14 yards rushing on 25 attempts.All this against an N.C. State defense that lastt week forced four turnovers and returned an interception for a TD at then-No. Janoris Jenkins Giants Jersey. 3 Clemson before falling in overtime. The Wolfpack managed two third-quarter touchdowns to avoid a shutout, but not the rout.And while N.C. State coach Dave Doeren acknowledged that players were hurt by the Clemson loss, he didnt expect this kind of hangover.We werent ready to play today and thats on me, Doeren said. It was not our best against their best. When you turn the ball over, youre going to look bad. When you give up long plays, you are not going to look good. ... That wasnt the team we played with seven days ago.THE TAKEAWAYN.C. State: The Wolfpacks upset quest after last weeks game slipped away at Clemson never got started. They were outgained 244 to minus-1 after one quarter before finishing with their second-lowest yardage this season.Louisville: Other than a scoreless third quarter, Jackson and the Cardinals clicked on all phases in their most emphatic win since destroying Florida State. Jacksons TD passes to Jaylen Smith and Staples might have been his best, along with his run that got his day started. The Cardinals became bowl eligible for the seventh straight season.POLL IMPLICATIONSLouisvilles latest rout could boost its poll position and grab the attention of the playoff committee with the initial rankings just a couple of weeks away. Thomas, a linebacker, certainly thinks so.I feel like we made a pretty good statement that were a team to contend for the playoff, he said. Although they (the Wolfpack) had a pretty good game against Clemson, we knew we had to come in and handle our business.GOOD COMPANYJackson (16 rushing touchdowns, 18 TD passes) is closing in on becoming the seventh FBS player and first since Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois in 2013 to score at least 20 touchdowns and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in the same season. Among the other six are three Heisman winners (Tim Tebow, 2007; Cam Newton, 2010; Johnny Manziel, 2012).NUMBERS GAMEAccording to a tweet by ESPN Stats and Info, there have been eight instances of an ACC team yielding 40-plus points before halftime. N.C. State has been involved in three.UP NEXTNorth Carolina State: The Wolfpack host Boston College next Saturday in search of their second straight series win against the Eagles.Louisville: The Cardinals visit Virginia next Saturday, seeking to break a 2-2 series tie with their first win in Charlottesville over the Cavaliers.---AP College Football: Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '