San Diego Padres (8-5) at Colorado Rockies (7-5)
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 21, 2015, 8:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies -121 / San Diego Padres +111 --- Over/Under: 10
FS-San Diego, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres face off on Tuesday at Coors Field for game two of their MLB series of NL West teams.
The Colorado Rockies hoped to recoup at home after a tough road trip to Los Angeles but they were out of it by the first inning on Monday as they were shelled by the Padres. Nick Hundley had two hits and Troy Tulowitzki and Justin Morneau each had hits as the Padres scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa was torched allowing nine hits and nine runs, seven earned, while striking out three but lasting just 2.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 0-1 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Rockies start Tyler Matzek who has allowed nine hits and two runs while striking out seven over 10.0 innings for a 1-0 record and 1.80 ERA.
The San Diego Padres started the hitting early on Monday and they never let up as they waxed to Rockies. Will Venable hit a home run and Matt Kemp and Derek Norris each had three hits as the Padres scored 14 runs on 17 hits. Starting pitcher Ordisimar Despaigne allowed six hits and two runs while striking out five over 6.2 innings to get the win to go to 2-0 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Padres start Brandon Morrow who has allowed 11 hits and two runs while striking out 12 over 14 innings for a 0-0 record and a 1.29 ERA.
Colorado is 11-2 at home as a favorite, 11-4 in their last 15 home games, and 6-2 in Matzek’s last eight starts. San Diego is 5-1 against the NL West, 19-7 in game two of a series, and 8-16 in their last 24 road games. San Diego is 6-16 in their last 22 games in Colorado.
This game looks like a coin flip but I have to believe the Rockies bounce back at home and get the win.