Colorado Rockies (20-20) at San Diego Padres (25-17)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 9:10 pm (Petco Park)
Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-0) (5.00) vs. Mike Clevinger (1-2) (3.14)
The Line: San Diego Padres -215 / Colorado Rockies +196 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Rockies have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Rockies have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 51 hits and 30 RBI while Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado have combined for 86 hits and 42 RBI. Chi Chi Gonzalez gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 5.00 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 0-0 with a 4.85 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Padres have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with 53 hits and 39 RBI while Manny Machado and Trent Grisham have combined for 93 hits and 53 RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.14 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Clevinger’s second career game against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 19-39 in their last 58 road games. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West, 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 15-5 in their last 20 overall. The over is 4-1 in Rockies last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Padres last 5 overall. The Rockies are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Chi Chi Gonzalez has allowed five earned runs and 10 hits in nine innings this season while Mike Clevinger has allowed four runs and 17 hits in his last 17.2 innings. Clevinger looked good in his Padres debut and is comfortably the better pitcher in this matchup. The Padres have also been one of the better, more consistent teams in the league with an explosive offense, while the Rockies have been hit or miss and can have issues putting runs on the board outside of Coors. I'll take the Padres and the RL for max betting value.