Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres - 4/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (1-2) at Colorado Rockies (2-2)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
D Pomeranz (0-0) (0.00) vs. J De La Rosa (0-0) (9.64)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -155 / San Diego Padres +145 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The San Diego Padres battle the rival Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Saturday action.
The San Diego Padres don’t have a track record of success at Coors Field but the offense made sure Friday’s contest went in to the win column with a 13-6 rout. Starter Collin Rea was ineffective with all five runs allowed on six hits over 3.1 frames before the bullpen came to the rescue. Matt Kemp and Melvin Upton Jr. both went deep with Cory Spangenberg knocking in five and Yangervis Solarte driving in four more runs. Overall every starter reached base for San Diego. Former Oakland hurler Drew Pomeranz makes his first career start versus the Colorado Rockies. In 2015 Pomeranz appeared in 53 games (nine starts) and went 5-6 with three saves with a 3.66 ERA.
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The Colorado Rockies have generally had the upper hand when the Padres visit but that wasn’t the case Friday as the offense couldn’t keep pace with the pitching. Starter Jordan Lyles coughed up a 2-0 lead with five runs plated on seven hits in 3.1 frames while Christopher Rusin, Christian Bergman and Jason Gurka combining for eight runs allowed. The Rockies did their damage on nine hits and six bases on balls. Trevor Story was the big threat with a pair of long balls with four runs driven in and two scored on a 3-5 effort while DJ LeMahieu going 2-4 with a pair of runs. Left hander Jorge De La Rosa gets his second start of the young season. De La Rosa did not receive a decision in a 10-5 win at Arizona where he gave up five runs on eight hits over 4.2 frames.
The over is 23-6-1 in San Diego last 30 road games and is 42-19-4 in their last 65 overall while going 42-19-4 in their last 65 on grass. Colorado are 2-7 in their last 9 Saturday games and the over is 8-3 in their last 11 home games while the Rockies are 54-15 in De La Rosas last 69 home starts. Colorado are 16-5 in De La Rosa’s last 21 starts vs. San Diego and the Padres are 10-21 in the last 31 meetings in Colorado. If I were to bet this I’d probably try the over…