Padres vs. Rockies - 6/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (24-30) at San Diego Padres (22-34)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Jon Gray (3-2) (5.76) vs. J Shields (2-7) (4.28)
The Line: San Diego Padres +104 / Colorado Rockies -114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres look to complete the sweep over the Colorado Rockies Sunday night.
The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Rockies have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 5.20 and have lost 11 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 64 hits, Nolan Arenado has 44 RBI and Trevor Story has 15 home runs. Jon Gray gets the nod, and he’s 3-2 with a 5.76 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Gray is 0-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The Padres have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The San Diego Padres offense has heated up recently, and they’ve won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Jon Jay leads San Diego with 65 hits, Matt Kemp has 39 RBI and Wil Myers has nine home runs. James Shields was expected to get the start here, but he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. There was no starter named at the time this article was posted.
The Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 5-12 in Grays last 17 starts. The Padres are 14-37 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series and 16-35 in their last 51 Sunday games. The Rockies are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings in San Diego.
The Rockies are just tough to back right now in this ugly funk they're in, as it doesn't matter where they play, the pitching staff allows runs by the boatload. The Padres are swinging a hot bat right now and are gaining some confidence. Give me the home team for the sweep.