Padres vs. Rockies - 9/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (67-72) at San Diego Padres (57-82)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Jeff Hoffman (0-2) (6.60) vs. C Richard (1-3) (3.76)
The Line: San Diego Padres -120 / Colorado Rockies +110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to crush the ball, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 166 hits, Nolan Arenado has 118 RBI and Charlie Blackmon has 23 home runs. Jeff Hoffman gets the nod, and he’s 0-2 with a 6.60 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Hoffman’s first career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Padres have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.55 and have lost 11 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 133 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 41 RBI and Yangervis Solarte has 15 home runs. Clayton Richard takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 3.29 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Richard is 2-4 with a 5.23 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games and 2-7 in their last 9 road games. The Padres are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. National League West and 5-12 in Richards last 17 starts. The Padres are 1-6 in Richards last 7 starts vs. Rockies.
The Rockies have an offense that continues to produce, scoring four or more runs pretty much nightly. Add in the fact the Padres continue to lose and the pitching staff gets rocked, you have to like Colorado and the plus money.