Padres vs. Rockies - 5/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (11-10) at San Diego Padres (11-12)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)
J De La Rosa (0-1) (11.57) vs. B Morrow (1-0) (2.67)
The Line: San Diego Padres -139 / Colorado Rockies +129 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-SD
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres play game two of their three-game series Saturday.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Rockies have allowed 35 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Rockies have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 30 hits and 13 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Nolan Arenado have combined for 29 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last seven games on the road. Jorge De La Rosa gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 11.57 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 8-4 with a 4.87 ERA and 110 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres scored 14 runs in Friday’s victory and have scored four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Padres have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 32 hits and 16 RBI while Wil Myers and Derek Norris have combined for 30 RBI. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last seven games on their home field. Brandon Morrow takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.67 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Morrow is 0-1 with a 4.20 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 26-57 in their last 83 games as an underdog and 1-7 in De La Rosas last 8 road starts. The Padres are 20-9 in their last 29 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Morrows last 4 starts. The Rockies are 14-2 in De La Rosas last 16 starts vs. Padres.
Once again, I'm not trusting either of these teams with the way they allow runs in boatloads. I'm going to side with the over again in this matchup, as it's the only safe bet if forced to pick this matchup.