San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies
|Date & Time||Sunday May 12, 2019, 3:10 PM (EDT)|
Colorado Rockies -130 / San Diego Padres +110 -- O/U: 11
The San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies meet in the rubber match of their three game NL West division set from Coors Field in MLB action on Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres will look to win the series after taking game two on Saturday by a final score of 4-3. Hunter Renfroe and Wil Myers each had solo home runs while going 2 for 4 at the dish with Renfroe adding a double as well in the victory. Eric Hosmer and Greg Garcia each had RBIs to finish off San Diego’s scoring while Austin Hedges went 2 for 3 at the dish. Manny Machado added a base hit as well to finish off San Diego’s offense as a team in the victory. Joey Lucchesi allowed one run on three hits while striking out four, not factoring in the decision. Craig Stammen got the win to improve to 3-1 while Kirby Yates closed out the 9th for his 15th save of the season. Nick Margevicius will start game three and is 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Margevicius’ second career start against Colorado.
The Colorado Rockies will look to bounce back and win the set after dropping game two on Saturday. Charlie Blackmon had a solo home run while Nolan Arenado had a double and an RBI and Tony Wolters went 2 for 3 with an RBI to cap off Colorado’s scoring as a team in the losing effort. Trevor Story and David Dahl each had a double to finish off Colorado’s offense as a team in the defeat. Jon Gray allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out eight over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision, while Wade Davis took the L to fall to 1-1 on the year. Antonio Senzatela will start the finale and is 2-2 with a 5.67 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. In his career, Senzatela is 5-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 27 strikeouts against San Diego.
San Diego is 2-6 in their last 8 division games and 1-4 in their last 5 road games against a team with a losing record while the under is 9-2-1 in their last 12 game three matchups. Colorado is 12-5 in Senzatela’s last 17 division starts and 2-6 in their last 8 home games against a left-handed starter while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 home games. Colorado is 4-1 in Senzatela’s last 5 starts against San Diego.
If we’re being honest, a month and a bit into the season, and I’m still not sure what to make of the San Diego Padres. The talent is there, but I just don’t see enough of a cohesive effort to string wins together on a consistent basis. Colorado has picked up their play lately after a slow start, and while Senzatela got rocked in his last start, he’s still been one of the better arms in Colorado’s rotation, has solid career numbers against the Padres and threw 6.2 innings of one run ball on the road against San Diego earlier this season. I just think that Colorado has the edge on Sunday, so I’ll lay the juice with the Rockies in this spot.