2019-09-06 21:10:00 EDT
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Colorado Rockies need a win here to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Rockies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 164 hits and 108 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 318 hits and 151 RBI. Tim Melville gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Melville’s first career game against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Padres have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 153 hits and 90 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 243 hits and 129 RBI. Dinelson Lamet gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.24 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Lamet is 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 14-37 in their last 51 road games, 9-26 in their last 35 games following a loss and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The Padres are 1-6 in their last 7 games following an off day, 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 0-8 in Lamet’s last 8 home starts. The Rockies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 5-1-1 in Lamet’s last 7 starts overall. The over is 5-2 in Rockies last 7 road games.
Melville has allowed 14 hits and six runs through 14 innings this season, and he’s been at his best on the road where he has a 1.29 ERA and .087 allowed batting average through seven innings. Lamet has allowed 20 hits and 11 earned runs in his last 28 innings, and he has a 5.85 ERA and .250 allowed batting average through 20 innings at home. Lamet has been better than his numbers indicate and his strikeout rate is highly encouraging as he continues to work his way back from injury. Melville needs a larger sample size for me to really trust him, and I don’t think the Rockies are backable regardless given this brutal losing stretch they’ve been on. This is a home game the Padres should win.