Jordan Lyles (1-1, 3.50 ERA) and Tyson Ross (1-0, 4.08 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a four-game series between the Colorado Rockies (8-7) and the San Diego Padres (10-6) at Coors Field. The Rockies won the last game 5-4 and San Diego leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 3:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Apr. 23 and can be seen on FSN-SD.
Lyles is 1-3 with a 6.30 ERA in his appearances against the Padres, and goes up against a good San Diego offense which is batting .282 this season. Nolan Arenado (.327, 11 Rs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs) had a good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI. Ross is 0-4 with a 3.16 ERA when pitching against the Rockies. He takes on a quality Colorado offense which is hitting .272 this season. Yangervis Solarte (.343, 4 Rs, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Colorado is a -118 favorite against San Diego and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at 10 runs. Though the Rockies have had a solid season in terms of their overall money line (+27), they've done poorly as a favorite with a record of 1-4. Colorado has gone winless in its last 10 as the favorite. The Rockies have seen a decline in scoring against teams inside their division, averaging 3.1 runs per game. They average 4.3 runs per game on the season. The Rockies are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 57. Colorado's pitching staff has been doing poorly against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, allowing an average of 5.9 runs per game, well above its season average of 4.7.
Over in the other dugout, San Diego is coming in with an overall money line of +498 and an impressive record of 5-3 as the dog. They played solid baseball as the underdog over their last 10 games with a 4-1 record, and an 8-2 record SU. Offensively, they average 5.3 runs per game, which is tops in the NL. The Padres are tough outs for opponents, leading the NL with 10.3 hits per game.
The Padres lead the season series, 2-1. The Rockies have a winless 0-4 record at home (6-6 overall) against right-handed starting pitchers, which is what they'll be facing when Ross takes the mound. Lyles (RHP) will be on the hill against the Padres, who have a 6-4 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
The Padres hold an 8-5 record in matchups against NL West Division rivals, while the Rockies currently sit at 4-5 in these games.
The Rockies are 1-1 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Padres are 0-2 in such matchups.
The Padres managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Rockies who are heading in with a 1-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 7-1. The Padres have an 8-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 10th, Colorado is in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 65 this season. San Diego ranks in the top five at second with 84.
Ranking 27th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 30 this season. San Diego ranks in the bottom half at 19th with 39.
When the Rockies hit at least one home run, they are 5-4. When the Padres hit at least one homer, they have a 7-4 record.