Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/8/14
San Diego Padres (39-49) at Colorado Rockies (37-52)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Tyson Ross (R) (7-8) (2.932) vs. Franklin Morales (L) (3-4) (5.806)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -113 / San Diego Padres +103 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies face off on Tuesday at Coors Field for game two of their series.
The Colorado Rockies are struggling and their struggles continued on Monday as they lost to the Padres. Drew Stubbs hit a home run and Justin Morneau and Troy Tulowitzki each had hits as the Rockies scored one run on six hits. Starting pitcher Tyler Matzek allowed eight hits and five runs while striking out four over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-3 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Rockies start Franklin Morales who has primarily been working out of the bullpen over the past month. For the season Morales has allowed 93 hits and 50 earned runs while striking out 56 over 81.2 innings for a 4-4 record and a 5.51 ERA.
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The San Diego Padres haven’t had much offense over the first half of the season but they had enough on Monday to get the win over the Rockies. Chase Headley had four hits, Rene Rivera had two hits, and Carlos Quentin had a hit as the Padres scored six runs on 11 hits. For Tuesday’s game the Padres start Tyson Ross who is on the roster for the National League in the All Star Game. For the season Ross has allowed 98 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 111 over 116.2 innings for a 7-8 record and a 2.93 ERA.
Colorado is 5-17 in their last 22 games, 1-5 as a home favorite, and 1-5 in Morales last six starts. San Diego is 4-9 in their last 13 road games, 6-2 in their last eight games, and 1-5 in Ross’ last six starts. San Diego is 5-11in their last 16 games in Colorado.
Colorado is struggling and while Ross hasn’t had the best luck in the win/loss column I like his chances here.
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