Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres - 7/18/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (40-51) at Colorado Rockies (53-41)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Dinelson Lamet (3-3) (5.93) vs. Antonio Senzatela (9-3) (4.63)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -176 / San Diego Padres +166 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ATRM, FSSD
Up at Coors Field in Denver on Tuesday evening, the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies will be continuing their MLB series.
In Monday’s opener, the Rockies secured a 9-6 win by scoring five in the third inning.
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For the Tuesday game, the Padres will be going with RHP Dinelson Lamet in the start. In his 41.0 innings and 3-3 record this year, Lamet has a 5.93 ERA with 55 Ks and 15 BBs.
San Diego has a few notable bats on their side. Coming into this set, Wil Myers had 85 hits, 46 runs, 16 homers and 42 RBI, while Hunter Renfroe brought 73 hits, 34 runs, 16 homers and 39 RBI. On Monday, Myers whiffed 0-for-5 with four strikeouts and Renfroe is on the DL.
Over on the Rockies’ side, they’re sending out RHP Antonio Senzatela on Tuesday. In his 93.1 innings and 9-3 record this year, Senzatela has a 4.63 ERA with 68 Ks.
Colorado has some key bats as well. Carlos Blackmon brought 122 hits, 75 runs, 21 homers and 64 RBI into this series, while Nolan Arenado had 111 hits, 58 runs, 18 homers and 73 RBI. Blackmon ripped a homer with three hits and two runs on Monday; Arenado scored a run.
The Padres are 5-1 in their last six during game two of a series, and 15-36 in their last 51 Tuesday games. The under is 3-0-1 in the Padres’ last four Tuesday games, and the over is 5-1 in Lamet’s last six starts overall.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 0-7 in their last seven during game two of a series, and 6-1 in Senzatela’s last seven starts versus the NL West. Colorado is also 5-1 in Senzatela’s last six home starts and 4-1 in Senzatela’s last five starts during game two of a series.
Lamet has had some implosions this year, and after a string of decent starts, he gave up five earned on six hits in 4.0 innings in his most recent appearance. As for Senzatela, this is his first start in the Majors since June 22, when he gave up nine runs in 5.0 innings versus the Diamondbacks. I’m not thrilled with either pitcher here, so the play is probably the over. Victory-wise, I’ll take the Rockies offense, though.