San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 5/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (12-12) at San Diego Padres (9-16)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
E Butler (0-0) (3.86) vs. J Shields (0-4) (3.55)
The Line: San Diego Padres -133 / Colorado Rockies +123 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Colorado Rockies take their big bats to Petco Park to face the San Diego Padres.
The Colorado Rockies need both their arms and bats on the same page instead of relying too heavily on their ability to score. The Rockies did just that in a 6-3 victory at Arizona on Sunday with starter Chad Bettis improving to 3-1 with all three runs plated on nine hits over six frames with five relievers finishing the job. The Rockies totaled seven hits and five walks with Nolan Arenado going 2-4 with a homer, three RBI’s and two runs with Gerardo Parra going solo while Carlos Gonzalez scored twice. Jonathan Gray looks to work out the kinks when he takes the mound at San Diego on Monday. In two starts Gray has allowed eleven runs on 16 hits and three walks over 8.2 innings.
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The San Diego Padres don’t have a prolific offense but when they allow a single run they expect to win. That was not the case Sunday in a 1-0 defeat at the Dodgers because the Padres were facing Clayton Kershaw who also drove in the only run of the game. SD starter Drew Pomeranz was at the top of his game with three hits and a base on balls through seven innings of work. San Diego was unable to touch Kershaw with only three hits and 14 strikeouts to show for their efforts. James Shields gets the call to the hill for the San Diego Padres versus Colorado in the series opener Monday. Shields was a tough luck 1-0 loser at San Francisco with the lone run scored on three hits and four BB in seven frames.
The over is 11-5-1 in Colorado’s last 17 Monday games and the Rockies are 45-92 in their last 137 road games while going 2-9 in Gray’s last 11 starts. The over is 7-1 in San Diego’s last 8 home games and the Padres are 7-3 in their last 10 Monday games while the over is 9-4 in the Padres last 13 overall. Colorado are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in San Diego. This total looks to low which scares me a bit…