Chad Bettis (4-4, 5.46 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (24-30) are in San Diego to meet Andrew Cashner (2-5, 4.79 ERA) and the Padres (22-34) in a game that could have plenty of offense. This is the second of a three-game series at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 4-0, and San Diego leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 4 and will air on FSSD and RTRM.
In his most recent outing, Cashner pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs (one unearned), striking out three and walking one in a 9-3 loss to the Mariners. Matt Kemp (.240, 29 Rs, 14 HRs, 38 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs. The Rockies were also unsuccessful the last time Bettis pitched. He did not do well, pitching 3.2 innings, allowing six runs, striking out two and walking two in an 11-8 loss to the Reds. Nolan Arenado (.286, 38 Rs, 17 HRs, 44 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds are Padres -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Padres had the upper hand against the Rockies in their previous seven games this season, earning a 5-2 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Padres currently sit below .500 against the NL West Division at 11-20, and the Rockies have a 14-15 record.
For the sixth time this season, the Rockies registered at least two errors in a game.
The Padres are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Rockies have a 7-15 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 4-22. The Padres have a 6-24 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 20th in home runs, San Diego has hit 55 this season. Colorado ranks 11th with 68 home runs.
Ranking 20th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 8.11 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at third with 9.51.
Ranking 28th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.668). Colorado ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .785.
The Rockies are 11-23 when they allow at least one home run. The Padres perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with an 11-22 record.