Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/9/14
San Diego Padres (40-49) at Colorado Rockies (37-53)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
Eric Stults (L) (3-11) (4.961) vs. Jair Jurrjens (R) (0-1) (15.418)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -114 / San Diego Padres +104 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres play a rubber game matchup on Wednesday.
The Padres have won six of their last nine games and have pulled within 10 games of a .500 record. The Padres pitching staff has been on fire lately, allowing three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. Overall, the Padres have an ERA of 3.21, which is fourth in the league. Offensively it continues to be a struggle for the Padres, but Chase Headley has 13 hits in his last 10 games. Starting is Eric Stults, who is 3-11 with a 4.96 ERA and has 54 strikeouts in 94.1 innings. Stults is 3-1 with a 3.81 ERA in 13 career games against the Rockies.
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The Rockies have lost six of their first eight games in the month of July and are 15 games below .500. While the Rockies pitching staff has the worst ERA in baseball at 5.06, the offense has been held to three or less runs in eight of their last nine games. The Rockies have lost 12 of their last 13 games when scoring three or less. Justin Morneau has 13 hits in his last 10 games and Troy Tulowitzki has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Jair Jurrjens takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 15.43 ERA and has three strikeouts in 4.2 innings. Jurrjens is 4-1 with a 3.23 ERA in six career starts against the Padres.
The Padres are 1-5 in Stults' last 6 road starts and 1-6 in Stults' last 7 starts overall. The Rockies are 5-17 in their last 22 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Padres are 4-1 in Stults' last 5 starts vs. Rockies.
Jurrjens was horrible in his last outing and Stults has had some success against the Rockies in his career. With San Diego playing better ball at the moment, I'll take my chances with the plus money.