Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres - 6/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (26-37) at Colorado Rockies (29-33)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
C Friedrich (3-1) (2.57) vs. E Butler (2-3) (5.48)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -160 / San Diego Padres +150 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, RTRM
The MLB is bringing us a series finale on Sunday from Coors Field, featuring the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies.
This will be the third game of the weekend set. On Friday, the Padres escaped with a 7-5 win. In Saturday’s game, the Rockies scored three times in the first inning on the way to a 5-3 victory.
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For Sunday’s game, the Padres will be rolling out lefty Christian Friedrich in the starting spot. In five games and a 3-1 record so far, Friedrich has been solid on a 2.57 ERA with a 1.57 WHIP in 28 innings of work. On Monday against the Braves, Friedrich produced just two runs in 6.2 innings for a win.
At the plate, San Diego leaves a little to be desired, but there are a few gems here. Wil Myers has been playing well on 70 hits with 40 runs, 13 homers and 37 RBI. Jon Jay holds 70 hits with 31 runs and 21 RBI. Matt Kemp has slapped 14 homers with 42 RBI but still needs to work a little on his .241 BA. Kemp bagged two hits on Saturday.
The Rockies will be countering with right-hander Eddie Butler on Sunday. In nine games (seven starts) and a 2-3 record thus far, Butler has turned in a 5.48 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP in 42.2 innings total. On Tuesday against the Dodgers, Butler bagged a quality start on three runs, four hits and six innings.
It’s no surprise that we’ve got a lot of big swingers atop the Colorado order. Nolan Arenado has hit safely 69 times, with 45 runs, 53 RBI and a team-high 19 homers. Carlos Gonzalez has 71 hits with 41 runs, 14 homers and 34 RBI. Gonzalez bagged a homer and four RBI on Saturday. Trevor Story is in there as well with 65 hits, 36 runs, 16 homers and 42 RBI.
The Padres are 16-36 in their last 52 Sunday games, and 13-38 in their last 51 game threes of a series. San Diego is also 4-0 in Friedrich’s last four starts and 2-9 in their last 11 road games.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 8-2 in their last 10 Sunday games, and 18-42 in their last 60 games versus a left-handed starter. Colorado is also 2-6 in Butler’s last eight home starts, and 0-4 in Butler’s last four starts overall.
I like Friedrich and the Padres here, but I feel like it will be a fairly low-scoring and relatively close game. The under also seems feasible.