Jorge De La Rosa (0-0, 9.64 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (2-2) go up against Drew Pomeranz (5-6, 3.66 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (1-3) in the second of a three-game division series at Coors Field. The Padres won the last game 13-6, and San Diego leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 9 and will air on FSSD and RTRM.
In his last start, De La Rosa pitched 4.2 innings, allowing five runs, striking out eight and walking two in a 10-5 victory over the Diamondbacks. Trevor Story (.368 ) kept up his strong start yesterday, going 3 for 5 with two runs, two home runs, and four RBIs. Pomeranz takes the hill on the other side. He pitched 86.0 innings last season, going 5-6 with a 3.66 ERA 1.19 WHIP, and zero strikeouts. Matt Kemp (.375 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Padres, going 4 for 6 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and four RBIs.
Oddsmakers have deemed the Rockies a -128 Favorite and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 11. The Rockies are a power hitting team with an MLB-best 12 home runs.
The Padres are the top-ranked scoring offense in the NL when playing on the road, averaging 13 runs per game so far. San Diego is the top road hitting team in the NL with an average of 18.0 hits per contest. San Diego is a terror on the base paths, ranking fifth in the MLB with three stolen bases.
So far this season, the Padres are 1-0 against the Rockies.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Rockies are 2-2 against other teams in their division, while the Padres are 1-3 against their rivals.
The Colorado batters brought in a solid nine hits last game. San Diego has a record of 1-2 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies and the Padres both have records of 1-0.
Ranking 22nd in runs, San Diego has earned 13 this season. Colorado ranks sixth with 26 runs.
Ranking 26th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching seven this season. Colorado ranks in the bottom half at 19th with 11.
When the Rockies hit at least one home run, they are 2-2. When the Padres hit at least one homer, they have a 1-0 record.