San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (39-51) at San Diego Padres (43-49)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm (PETCO Park)
K Kendrick (3-10) (5.94) vs. A Cashner (3-10) (4.27)
The Line: San Diego Padres / Colorado Rockies --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies face off on Sunday as they close out their MLB series of National League West teams.
The San Diego Padres had a rough first half of the season but they have won their first two games following the All Star Break including Saturday’s win over the Rockies. Clint Barmes and Austin Hedges each hit home runs and Yangervis Solarte had a hit as the Padres scored five runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Tyson Ross allowed six hits and three runs while striking out six over 6.2 innings but he didn’t get a decision as Brandon Maurer got the win to go to 6-2 for the season and Craig Kimbrel earned his 25th save. For Sunday’s game the Padres start Andrew Cashner who has allowed 113 hits and 50 earned runs while striking out 97 over 109.2 innings for a 3-10 record and a 4.10 ERA.
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The Colorado Rockies battled back to tie the game on Saturday in San Diego but they ended up falling once again to the Padres. Troy Tulowitzki hit a home run, Brandon Barnes had three hits, and Wilin Rosario had a hit as the Rockies scored four runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis allowed three hits and three runs while striking out five over 6.0 innings to not get a decision as Christian Friedrich took the loss to fall to 0-2 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Rockies start Kyle Kendrick who has allowed 120 hits and 68 earned runs while striking out 54 over 103 innings for a 3-10 record and a 5.94 ERA.
Colorado is 3-15 in their last 18 games in San Diego and 0-5 in their last five meetings overall.
While Cashner seems to play just below the level of their competition I look for the Padres to get the win and the sweep.