San Diego Padres (8-15) at Colorado Rockies (12-11)
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 24, 2018, 8:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies TBA / San Diego Padres TBA --- Over/Under:
Up at Coors Field on Tuesday, the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies will be matching up to continue their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the Padres went off in the seventh inning with nine runs on the way to a commanding 13-5 win.
For the Tuesday game, the Padres will be bringing out lefty Eric Lauer. This will be Lauer’s debut after a good spring training and a 3.00 ERA in Triple-A ball this year.
Coming into this set, the Padres’ leading hitter was Jose Pirela, with 25 hits, 13 runs and 10 RBI. In the Monday game, Pirela bagged two hits and two runs.
Over on the Rockies’ side, they’re going with LHP Kyle Freeland on Tuesday. In his 20.0 innings and 0-3 record so far, Freeland has a 5.85 ERA with 17 Ks and nine BBs.
The Rockies’ leading hitter entering this series was DJ LeMahieu, with 26 hits, 15 runs, five homers and 11 RBI. On Monday, LeMahieu plated a run and had a pair of hits.
The under is 3-1-1 in the Padres’ last five during game two of a series and the over is 18-7-1 in their last 26 Tuesday games. San Diego is also 7-15 in their last 22 road games and 2-5 in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 4-1 in their last five during game two of a series and 1-4 in Freeland’s last five starts. Colorado is also 1-4 in Freeland’s last five Tuesday starts and 0-6 in his last six home starts.
Freeland has put up a couple of good starts this year, along with a couple of stinkers, but doesn’t have a win to show for it just yet. That first victory may come here, as I like Freeland to bounce back from a rough start his last time out. The proverbial X-factor is Lauer, but all the same I’ll take the Rockies.