San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/16/14
Colorado Rockies (6-8) at San Diego Padres (6-7)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Jorge De La Rosa (L) (0-2) (9.700) vs. Andrew Cashner (R) (1-1) (1.286)
The Line: San Diego Padres -144 / Colorado Rockies +134 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-SD
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres will play game three on Wednesday in what will be a four-game series. The Rockies tied the series up on Tuesday with a 3-2 victory.
The Rockies snapped a two-game losing streak with the win and will have a chance to get back to a .500 record. However, the Rockies offense, which has scored four or less runs in five of their last seven games, has to improve. Charlie Blackmon is having a monster season with 22 hits, but the runs are lacking consistency. Jorge De La Rosa will get the nod for the Rockies, and he’s 0-2 this season with an ERA of 9.69. De La Rosa has walked seven batters and allowed 14 earned runs in just 13 innings pitched. In 15 career starts against the Padres, De La Rosa is 7-2 with a 4.92 ERA.
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The Padres have won four of their last six games and continue to get dominant pitching even in their losses. In Tuesday’s loss, the Padres bullpen didn’t allow a single run in 4.1 innings of work. While San Diego’s lineup tries to provide run support, Andrew Cashner will get the start. Cashner is 1-1 this season with an ERA of 1.29, and he has 22 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched. Cashner is 0-3 with a 7.16 ERA in four career starts against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 8-2 in De La Rosa's last 10 starts and 39-13 in De La Rosa's last 52 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Padres are 5-2 in Cashner's last 7 starts as a home favorite and 2-6 in Cashner's last 8 starts vs. National League West. The Rockies are 11-0 in De La Rosa's last 11 starts vs. Padres.
This line must be a joke after seeing what De La Rosa has done to the Pades in his career. With the way De La Rosa has started the season, taking the Rockies and the plus money is a no-brainer.