San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies
|Date & Time||Saturday May 11, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres / Colorado Rockies -- Over/Under:
The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 40 hits and 23 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 63 hits and 32 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 5.00 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Lucchesi is 1-1 with a 3.10 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Rockies have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring three or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 48 hits and 30 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 84 hits and 45 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.22 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Gray is 9-3 with a 2.59 ERA and 117 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 9-23 in their last 32 during game 2 of a series, 5-16 in their last 21 Saturday games and 1-4 in Lucchesis last 5 starts. The Rockies are 1-6 in their last 7 Saturday games, 8-3 in Grays last 11 home starts and 4-0 in Grays last 4 starts. The Padres are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado, 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and 1-4 in Lucchesis last 5 starts vs. Rockies. The under is 8-2 in Grays last 10 home starts. The over is 4-0 in Lucchesis last 4 road starts.
After back-to-back shutouts to start the season, Lucchesi has allowed 20 earned runs in his last 25.2 innings and is allowing a .276 batting average on the season. I don't want to see those numbers when having to go to Coors and pitch against a red hot Rockies lineup that's produced 24 runs in their last two games. Gray has had issues in his last two starts and can be awful at times, but the Rockies win with him on the mound, and he's allowing a .237 batting average with 36 strikeouts in 152 at bats against current Padres. Give me the Rockies.