San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies
|Date & Time||Thursday June 13, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres +130 / Colorado Rockies -149 -- Over/Under: 11.5
The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies meet Thursday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The San Diego Padres could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Padres have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 73 hits and 39 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 109 hits and 66 RBI. Cal Quantrill gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.85 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Quantrill’s first career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies look for win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Colorado Rockies have won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 86 hits and 57 RBI while Trevor Story and David Dahl have combined for 146 hits and 72 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 4.27 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Gray is 9-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 125 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 games following a loss and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Rockies are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 20-8 in their last 28 home games and 7-3 in Gray's last 10 starts. The Padres are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado, 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and the Rockies are 4-1 in Gray's last 5 starts vs. Padres. The under is 4-1-1 in Gray's last 6 starts overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Padres last 5 overall.
Playing at Coors should help this San Diego Padres gain some confidence offensively and improve their chances of breaking out of this funk, but the Rockies have owned them in recent meetings and are playing better baseball overall at the moment. Gray is also a rare pitcher who actually has good numbers at Coors, and that includes a 3.00 ERA and .243 batting average in 30 innings this season. Gray has allowed just seven hits and two earned runs in his last 12 innings at Coors. Give me the Rockies.