Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.21 ERA) and Jorge De La Rosa (9-6, 4.24 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a four-game series between the San Diego Padres (67-73) and the Colorado Rockies (57-82) at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 11-4 and San Diego leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 3:40 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sep. 10 and can be seen on RTRM and FSSD.
Ross pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run, striking out three and walking two in a 2-0 defeat to the Dodgers. Matt Kemp (.269, 70 Rs, 20 HRs, 93 RBIs, 11 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 5 with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs. De La Rosa went 7.0 innings, surrendering one run and striking out seven in a 2-1 win over the Giants in his last outing. Nolan Arenado (.288, 84 Rs, 37 HRs, 107 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Rockies, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
San Diego is a -143 favorite against Colorado and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Padres have an overall money line of -993 and a record as the favorite of 35-30. Within its division, San Diego has a 16-10 record as favorite and a 28-28 record SU. The Padres are the fifth-best team in the NL at limiting hits during home games, allowing only 8.3 hits per game to their opponents this season. Opponents have consistently been struck out by the Padres, who lead the NL in strikeouts per home game with 9.1.
In the other locker room, Colorado is coming in with an overall money line of -1,553 and a disappointing record of 40-61 as the underdog. They have played poorly as the underdog with a 17-27 record against teams in their division, and a 5-5 record SU. Offensively, they average 4.5 runs per game, which is tops in the NL.
The Padres have controlled the season series, 11-4. The Padres have a 15-16 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when De La Rosa takes the mound. Ross (RHP) will be on the hill against the Rockies, who have a 52-58 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
The Rockies currently sit below .500 against the NL West Division at 23-37, and the Padres have a 29-28 record.
The Padres are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 11 runs. The Rockies have a 0-11 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
It looks like the Padres have a slight leg up on the Rockies, as the Padres have won their last two games while the Rockies have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 43-15. The Padres have a 51-15 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 577 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at fourth with 625.
San Diego and Colorado both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. San Diego sits at 22nd with 358 this season and Colorado ranks 26th with 329.
The Padres are 47-29 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rockies are 48-48 when they hit at least one homer.