Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres - 7/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (40-53) at Colorado Rockies (55-41)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
C Richard (5-9) (4.75) vs. Jon Gray (2-1) (6.23)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -165 / San Diego Padres +155 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies meet Wednesday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing three of their last five games. The Padres have allowed 18 runs in this series and five or more runs in three of their last five games. The San Diego Padres have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads the Padres with 86 hits and 43 RBI while Hunter Renfroe and Yangervis Solarte have combined for 141 hits and 79 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 5-9 with a 4.75 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Richard is 4-4 with a 4.79 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Rockies have scored 31 runs in their last three games and nine or more runs in three straight games. The Colorado Rockies have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 126 hits and 65 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado have combined for 223 hits and 116 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 6.23 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Gray is 2-2 with a 2.30 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 1-4 in Richards last 5 road starts and 1-4 in Richards last 5 starts. The Rockies are 10-4 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series, 5-1 in Grays last 6 home starts and 5-1 in Grays last 6 starts. The Rockies are 2-5 in Grays last 7 starts vs. Padres and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Rockies offense has caught fire in this series, and they're one of those teams that you just continue to back when the runs are pouring in. Not to mention the Padres have had little success with Richard on the mound, as he's allowed four or more earned runs in three of his last four games. The Rockies should get the sweep here behind their hot offense.