Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 3:10 PM (Petco Park)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +138 / San Diego Padres -167 -- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Rockies have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 165 hits and 108 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 322 hits and 152 RBI. Peter Lambert gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 7.19 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. This will be Lambert’s second career game against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Padres have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 154 hits and 92 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 244 hits and 131 RBI. Eric Lauer gets the ball, and he is 8-8 with a 4.55 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Lauer is 0-3 with a 11.21 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 15-37 in their last 52 road games, 2-12 in Lamberts last 14 starts and 0-6 in Lamberts last 6 road starts. The Padres are 8-17 in their last 25 during game 3 of a series, 5-1 in Lauers last 6 starts and 6-2 in Lauers last 8 home starts. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Lauers last 11 starts overall. The over is 5-1 in Lamberts last 6 road starts.
Lambert has allowed 45 hits and 32 earned runs in his last 30.1 innings, and he has a 7.47 ERA and .348 allowed batting average on the road. Lauer has allowed 35 hits and 16 runs in his last 31 innings, and he has a 3.22 ERA and .277 allowed batting average at home. Lambert has simply been awful all season long, as he's allowing a .322 batting average and .964 OPS on the season, and his numbers are actually worse when you take him out of Coors. The price isn't ideal for an inconsistent team such as the Padres, but backing Lambert isn't an option for me. Padres or pass.