San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (39-50) at San Diego Padres (42-49)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)
C Bettis (5-4) (4.91) vs. T Ross (6-7) (3.43)
The Line: San Diego Padres -148 / Colorado Rockies +138 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies face off on Saturday at PETCO Park for game two of their MLB series.
The San Diego Padres are trying to salvage their season and they got the second half of it started with a win on Friday. Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, and Jedd Gyorko each hit home runs as the Padres scored four runs on six hits. Starting pitcher James Shields allowed seven hits and a run while striking out six over 5.0 innings to get the win and go to 8-3 for the season and Craig Kimbrel earned his 24th save. For Saturday’s game the Padres start Tyson Ross who has allowed 100 hits and 41 earned runs while striking out 118 over 110.1 innings for a 6-7 record and a 3.34 ERA.
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The Colorado Rockies fell behind early on Friday and never caught up as they fell to the Padres. Charlie Blackmon hit a home run, D.J. LeMahieu had two hits, and Troy Tulowitzki had a hit as the Rockies scored two runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa allowed five hits and three runs, two earned, while striking out five over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 6-4 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Rockies start Chad Bettis who has allowed 73 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 60 over 69.2 innings for a 5-4 record and a 4.91 ERA.
San Diego is 5-1 in their last six Saturday games, 6-13 against a right-handed starter, and 5-2 in Ross’ last seven starts against the NL West. Colorado is 4-1 in their last five games, 24-65 in their last 89 road games, and 3-7 in Bettis’ last 10 road starts. Colorado is 3-14 in their last 17 games at San Diego.
Ross has had some tough luck and not a ton of support in spots but he is the better option here though I wouldn’t be thinking of going big on them winning back-to-back games.