Jon Gray (0-0, 6.15 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (56-80) are in San Diego to go up against Colin Rea (2-2, 5.47 ERA) and the Padres (65-72) in a game that could be high scoring. This is the second of a four-game series at Petco Park. The Rockies won the last game 6-4 and Colorado leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 8 and will air on RTRM and FSSD.
In his most recent outing, Rea pitched 5.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out six and walking two in a 10-7 loss to the Dodgers. Justin Upton (.255, 76 Rs, 24 HRs, 73 RBIs, 19 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two runs. The Rockies were unsuccessful to the Diamondbacks 9-4 the last time Gray pitched. He went 5.1 innings, allowing four runs, striking out one and walking two. Nolan Arenado (.287, 83 Rs, 36 HRs, 106 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
San Diego, a -123 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Colorado. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at seven runs. When playing as the favorite, the Padres have a 34-29 record and overall money line at -920. Over the last 10 games, they have performed poorly when playing as the favorite (2-5). The have been extremely effective at striking opposing batters out at Petco Park, leading the NL with 9.1 strikeouts per home game.
Switching gears, the Rockies come into this game with a weak win percentage of .394 when playing as the underdog (39-60) and an overall money line of -1,616. Against fellow NL West members, they are 22-35 SU and have played poorly as the underdog with a 16-26 record. The Rockies are the number one overall scoring offense in the NL, averaging 4.5 runs per game so far.
The Padres have gotten the best of the Rockies in head-to-head matchups this season, going 9-4. The Padres will take on a right-hander (Gray) in this game and have a 50-56 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. Taking the hill against the Rockies will be the right-hander Rea. They sport a 51-57 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
The Rockies are struggling at 23-35 in their division, while the Padres sit at 27-28.
Colorado has won 43% (26-35) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, San Diego has won 52% (35-32) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Rockies are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 12 strikeouts. The Padres have a record of 4-14 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 43-15. The Padres have a 49-15 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 564 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at fourth with 620.
San Diego and Colorado both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. San Diego sits at 22nd with 352 this season and Colorado ranks 27th with 321.
When the Padres hit at least one home run, they are 45-29. When the Rockies hit at least one homer, they have a 48-46 record.