SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in a MLB doubleheader at Petco Park. The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing 6 of their last 8 games. The San Diego Padres look for a win after winning 6 of their last 7 games.
The Colorado Rockies have scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Rockies have lost 5 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. CJ Cron leads the Rockies with 63 hits and 41 RBI, while Connor Joe and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 109 hits and 44 RBI. Ryan Feltner and Kyle Freeland get the ball for the Rockies.
The San Diego Padres have scored 29 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 straight games. The Padres have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Manny Machado leads the Padres with 71 hits and 37 RBI, while Eric Hosmer and Jurickson Profar have combined for 112 hits and 58 RBI. Mike Clevinger and MacKenzie Gore get the ball for the Padres.
The Rockies are 38-78 in their last 116 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Rockies last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in Padres last 7 overall. The Rockies are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in San Diego and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Game 1 Pick: The San Diego Padres offense is on fire right now and the Rockies throw out Ryan Feltner who has allowed 21 hits and 13 runs in 20 innings. Not ideal, folks. Mike Clevinger has been respectable through 17 innings, allowing 12 hits and 6 earned runs, and he should get better with more reps. The Padres should have another field day offensively in the doubleheader opener.
Game 2 Pick: Kyle Freeland has been respectable all year and is even better on the road, where he has a 3.00 ERA. The problem is, MacKenzie Gore has been ridiculous, which includes allowing 22 hits and 5 earned runs in his last 32.2 innings. Gore has a 2.01 ERA and .205 allowed batting average at home. It’s hard to step in front of the Padres here. I have the home team sweeping these games.