Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres
The Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres meet for game two of their series at Coors Field. The Rockies are -135 favorites over the Padres with an over/under run total set at 9.5.
The Colorado Rockies look like they may be in for a long year as they are already five games back in the N.L. West after losing their series opener to the Padres on Monday. On Monday Marco Scutaro, Tyler Colvin, and Chris Nelson all had two hits each and Michael Cuddyer scored their lone run as they scored just once on seven hits. On the mound starter Jeremy Guthriw allowed nine hits and six earned runs while striking out just one over seven innings to take the loss. For Tuesday’s game Colorado starts Jamie Moyer who has lost his first two outings this season. The 48 year old Moyer has allowed 13 hits and five earned runs while striking out five over 10.2 innings of work for a 4.22 ERA.
The San Diego Padres already have the worst record in baseball but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been competitive and aren’t trying as the Rockies found out on Monday. Chase Headley had three hits and scored three times, Nick Hundley had three hits, and Yonder Alonso and Andy Parrino each had two hits in the loss. Starter Cory Luebke had six hits and a run while striking out four over seven innings to get the win. For Tuesday’s game San Diego starts Anthony Basswho has pitched well but hasn’t won this season. For the year Bass has allowed five hits and two earned runs while striking out five over 8.1 innings of work for a 2.16 ERA.
Colorado is 7-17 in their last 24 games overall, 4-11 in their last 15 games against a right handed starter, and 3-11 in their last 14 home games. San Diego is 9-20 in their last 29 road games, 8-19 as a road underdog, and 1-4 in their last five games overall. San Diego is 7-2 in their last nine games in Colorado.
The total in this one is set at 9.5 but I don’t have a number nearly that high on it so my pick is on the under.