Rockies vs. Padres - 4/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (0-2) at Colorado Rockies (2-1)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
Colin Rea (0-0) (9.00) vs. J Lyles (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Colorado Rockies / San Diego Padres --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, ROOT
The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies begin their three-game series Friday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres look to get back on board after getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers. If that wasn’t enough, the Padres became the first team ever to go the first three games without scoring a single run. Jon Jay leads San Diego with three hits, Yangervis Solarte has three total bases and Jabari Blash has one walk. The San Diego Padres were expected to struggle this season but this bizarre start may be a new low for the franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2006. Colin Rea gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and zero strikeouts this season. This will be Rea’s second career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies took two of three from the Arizona Diamondbacks and look to build on that momentum at home. The Rockies have produced 20 runs in their first three games and are averaging nearly 10 hits per contest. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with six hits, Nick Hundley has three RBI and Trevor Story has four home runs. The Colorado Rockies hope they can add to their impressive start and remain relevant in a tough NL West. Jordan Lyles takes the hill, and he was 2-5 with a 5.14 ERA and 30 strikeouts last season. Lyles is 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 8-20 in their last 28 vs. National League West and 0-5 in their last 5 games following an off day. The Rockies are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Lyles' last 6 starts. The Padres are 10-21 in the last 31 meetings in Colorado.
The Padres can't score, and the Rockies were putting up runs without the help of Coors Field. Now the Rockies return home? Yikes. Colorado, one of the better offensive teams out of the gate, against a team that's been shutout in three straight. Yeah. Take the home team here.