2019-09-13 19:40:00 EDT
The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies meet Friday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 156 hits and 92 RBI and while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 246 hits and 131 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 3.84 ERA and 143 strikeouts this season. Lucchesi is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies also need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight straight games. The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 170 hits and 76 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story have combined for 326 hits and 186 RBI. Jeff Hoffman gets the ball, and he is 1-6 with a 7.06 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Hoffman is 1-2 with a 2.01 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 6-14 in their last 20 during game 1 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games and 4-0 in Lucchesi’s last 4 starts. The Rockies are 2-6 in their last 8 home games, 7-23 in their last 30 vs. National League West and 1-7 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record. The Padres are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado. The under is 4-1 in Rockies last 5 home games. The under is 5-1 in Lucchesi’s last 6 road starts.
Lucchesi has allowed 30 hits and 13 earned runs in his last 38.2 innings, and he has a 5.43 ERA and .272 allowed batting average on the road. Hoffman has allowed 14 hits and five runs in his last 10.2 innings, and he has a 7.33 ERA and .342 allowed batting average in 27 innings at home. The Colorado Rockies haven’t been able to score runs all week, and they’re not thiteming out a pitcher who has been absolutely shelled whenever he takes the mound. I’m not thrilled to lay juice with a losing team such as the Padres on the road, but this is a game they should win given the starting pitching advantage.