Jorge De La Rosa (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Odrisamer Despaigne (1-0, 0.77 ERA) start in the first of a four-game series between the Colorado Rockies (7-5) and the San Diego Padres (8-5) at Coors Field. Action begins at 8:40 p.m. ET on Monday, Apr. 20 and can be seen on FSN-SD and ROOT-RM.
De La Rosa is 8-3 with a 4.41 ERA in his appearances against the Padres, and goes up against a quality San Diego offense which is batting .271 this season. Nolan Arenado (.311, 10 Rs, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Against the Rockies, Despaigne is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and eight strikeouts. Justin Upton (.326, 10 Rs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the Padres, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
Colorado is a -131 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 (+383), they've done poorly as a favorite with a record of 1-2. The Rockies have no trouble scoring as they rank second in the NL in home offense with 5.0 runs per game. The Rockies lead the NL in hits at home with an impressive 11.3 per game.
In games where it is the underdog, San Diego has a 3-3 record and an overall money line of +262. Despite an underwhelming record as the underdog against NL West foes (1-2), they pulled off an impressive 6-4 SU record. Offensively, they average five runs per game on the road, which is third in the NL. The Padres have a dynamic offense, ranking fifth in the league with 40 extra base hits. The Padres have established a reputation of overwhelming hitters with an NL-best 10.4 strikeouts per road game.
The Rockies have a great 6-3 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Despaigne takes the mound.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD, O/U - Over
This season, the Rockies hold an even 3-3 record against NL West teams. The Padres sit at 6-4 against these opponents.
San Diego has won 62% (5-3) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Colorado has won 67% (2-1) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Rockies are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Padres have a 5-4 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 0-4. The Rockies have a 1-3 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling in the top half of the league based on total home runs this season, Colorado ranks 15th with 11 homers and San Diego is 12th with 12.
Colorado ranks at the top of the league when it comes to hits with 10.00 per game this season. San Diego ranks in the top five at second with 9.50.
Colorado and San Diego both rank in the top 10 of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Colorado sits at sixth with an OPS of .744 and San Diego ranks eighth with an OPS of .736.
When the Padres allow at least one home run, they are 4-3. When the Rockies allow one or more homers, they have a 2-4 record.