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San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies
MLB: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8:40 PM EST
The Padres have hit the skids as of late recently losing four in a row and six of eight games. They are in 4th place in the NL West over 10 games back of the L.A. Dodgers. The pitching has been pretty good for San Diego on the season, but the play at the dish has been their issue ranking 25th in MLB in runs scored. On the season, San Diego has a better road record than a home record.
The Rockies had won two in a row before a recent loss. They have been a .500 club for the last several games and while in 2nd place in the NL West they are still nearly 10 games back of the Dodgers. Colorado had scored 16 runs in winning two straight recently, but then in their next game, they only scored one run. No surprise that the Rockies have the lineup, but the weakness of the team is the pitching ranking 25th in the Majors in team ERA.
The Rockies have won six of their last seven games against the Padres and have beaten them in four of their last five home games.
Padres look for 2nd win with Quantrill on the hill
Cal Quantrill (1-2 4.85 ERA) gets the nod in this game for the visiting Padres and they have lost four of his five starts this season. He did not have a bad last outing giving up two runs on five hits in five innings in a 7-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Quantrill has given up four HR in his last three starts and in his five starts this season he has given up more than three runs only once. After signing a huge contract
Manny Machado has not had the best first season with the Padres batting .240 with 10 HR and 33 RBI and is in a slump batting under .120 this month. Eric Hosmer leads San Diego in batting average and RBI and while not hitting over ..230 in June he has recently put together a four-game hitting streak.
Hoffman has been lit up in last two starts
Jeff Hoffman (1-3 8.06 ERA) goes for the home Rockies in this game and he has been less than stellar in his last two starts, which were both Colorado losses. He has given up 11 runs in 10 2/3 innings in his last two outings and in his last one he gave up six runs on seven hits in only four 2/3 innings in a 6-1 loss to the New York Mets. Hoffman has given up at least five runs in three of his last four starts, but the Rockies have won his last two home outings. The Rockies have lost five of Hoffman’s last six starts facing a team with a losing record and they have lost his last seven Game 2 starts.
Nolan Arenado is having a great season batting .330 and leading the Rockies in HR and RBI and he was recently hit by a pitch and while x-rays came up negative he is listed as day-to-day and may miss this game.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 12, 2019
David Dahl leads the Rockies in batting average and he is batting nearly .390 in June.
The Colorado Rockies are:
The San Diego Padres are:
- 9-4 in their last 13 Friday games
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Rockies have had the Padres’ number in the last several games facing them but cannot go with them with Hoffman on the hill. He has been tagged up in three of his last four starts, including his last two. On the other side of the coin, Quantrill has been decent in his last couple of outings. I look for him to have another pretty solid start and for the Padres to get to Hoffman early and often. San Diego will get the W in this division series Game 2.
Prediction: PICK: Padres
Full-Game Total Pick
While a couple of the key head-to-head betting trends point to the Under the Over is the pick in this game. Hoffman has been lit up in his last two outings and I look for him to struggle again. Even with a less than powerful lineup the Padres will get it done at the dish in this game. Take the Over in this NL West matchup.
Prediction: PICK: Over