Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres - 9/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (65-82) at Colorado Rockies (81-67)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
J Lyles (1-2) (6.75) vs. Tyler Anderson (4-5) (5.75)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -190 / San Diego Padres +170 --- Over/Under: 12.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies meet in game two of their three game NL West division set from Coors Field on Saturday.
The San Diego Padres will try to bounce back and even up the series after dropping game one by a final score of 6-1 on Friday. Wil Myers hit a solo homer to account for the lone Padres run in the losing effort. Carlos Asuaje went 2 for 4 with a double, while Erick Aybar, Jabari Blash and Austin Hedges added a base hit each in the loss. Clayton Richard gave up four runs on seven hits while walking and striking out three apiece to fall to 7-14 this season. Jordan Lyles will start game two and is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lyles is 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA and 8 strikeouts
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The Colorado Rockies will look to win the series and go for the sweep on Sunday after taking the opener on Friday. DJ LeMahieu went 1 for 4 with a two run RBI triple, while starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood opened the scoring with a two run RBI single. Nolan Arenado belted out a solo home run, while Ian Desmond added an RBI of his own in the win. Mark Reynolds added a double, while Trevor Story, Carlos Gonzalez and Jonathan Lucroy contributed base hits of their own in the winning effort for the Rockies. The aforementioned Chatwood went 5.2 innings, giving up one run on four hits while striking out three to improve to 8-12 with the win. Tyler Anderson will start the finale and is 4-5 with a 5.75 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. In his career, Anderson is 0-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 6 strikeouts against San Diego.
San Diego is 5-2 in their last 7 division matchups and 2-7 in their last 9 road games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 game 2 matchups. Colorado is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall and 7-2 in their last 9 division matchups while the under is 18-7-1 in their last 26 games against a right-handed starter. San Diego is 0-6 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams and 2-10 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Colorado.
Even with losing to Arizona a couple of days ago, the Rockies are still one of the hotter teams in the league pushing for a playoff spot and are in a great spot here. A huge chunk of the Rockies batting order has played alongside Lyles from his two-plus years in Colorado and knows what he throws, and Anderson allowed just one run over 6.1 innings of work in his lone career start against the Padres. Not a fan of the heavy juice, so I’ll lay the run line with Colorado to get some extra value here.