Chad Bettis (0-0, 8.44 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (2-3) go up against James Shields (0-1, 4.50 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (2-3) in the last of a three-game division series at Coors Field. The Padres won the last game 16-3, and San Diego leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 10 and will air on FSSD and RTRM.
In his last start, Bettis pitched 5.1 innings, allowing five runs, striking out four and walking three in an 11-6 loss to the Diamondbacks. DJ LeMahieu (.526 ) continued his strong start to the season yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run. The Padres were unsuccessful against the Dodgers 3-0 the last time Shields pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out six and walking one. Matt Kemp (.429 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Padres, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs, two home runs, and six RBIs.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game an even matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently unavailable. The Rockies lead the majors in home runs with 12.
Against divisional foes, the Padres are 2-3 SU. The Padres rank fifth in the NL in scoring, averaging 0.0 runs per game. San Diego is the top road hitting team in the NL with an average of 18.5 hits per contest. The Padres average 5.5 walks per road game, making them the most disciplined team in the NL when they travel.
The previous two games have all gone San Diego's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Rockies and the Padres both have a 2-3 record against the division.
Colorado recorded at least two errors for the first time this season.
After a weak showing last week where they got in eight hits, the Rockies need to step it up. The Padres have a record of 1-1 when opponents get eight hits or less.
When outhit, the Rockies and the Padres both have records of 0-3.
Ranking first in home runs, Colorado has hit 12 this season. San Diego ranks 10th with six home runs.
Colorado and San Diego both rank in the top 10 of the league in hits. Colorado sits at seventh with 9.80 hits per game and San Diego ranks eighth with 9.60.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Colorado has an OPS of .000 this season. San Diego ranks 26th with an OPS of .734.
The Padres are 1-1 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Rockies are 2-3 when they allow at least one homer.