Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 7:40 PM (Petco Park)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +145 / San Diego Padres -175 -- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing 13 of their last 15 games. The Rockies have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 164 hits and 108 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 318 hits and 151 RBI. Jeff Hoffman gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 7.35 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Hoffman is 1-1 with a 1.08 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 153 hits and 90 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 243 hits and 129 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 4.00 ERA and 135 strikeouts this season. Lucchesi is 1-1 with a 2.88 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 14-38 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series, 6-20 in their last 26 Saturday games and 2-5 in Hoffman's last 7 starts. The Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 0-5 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Lucchesi's last 5 home starts. The Rockies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Lucchesi's last 5 starts overall. The over is 5-2 in Rockies last 7 road games.
Hoffman hasn't been good at all through 45.1 innings, allowing a .315 batting average and 1.001 OPS, and that includes an ERA over seven on the road, so it's not just Coors. Lucchesi has allowed 28 hits and 13 runs in his last 32.2 innings, and he has a 2.84 ERA and .190 allowed batting average at home. The San Diego Padres burned me yesterday, but this is another game where they clearly have the pitching edge. The Colorado Rockies also haven't won back-to-back games since August 17-18, and they haven't won back-to-back games on the road since July 25-26. I'll take the Padres.