Drew Pomeranz (4-5, 2.48 ERA) is on the hill for the San Diego Padres (21-34) as they square off against Chris Rusin (1-3, 4.75 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (24-29) in the first of a three-game series at Petco Park. Action begins at 10:40 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 3 and can be seen on FSSD and RTRM.
Pomeranz pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs, striking out nine and walking four in a 6-3 defeat to the Diamondbacks. Wil Myers (.275, 30 Rs, 8 HRs, 27 RBIs, 6 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 6 with one run and two RBIs. Rusin went 5.0 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out three and walking three in an 8-3 defeat to the Giants in his most recent start. Nolan Arenado (.287, 38 Rs, 17 HRs, 44 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for San Diego and Colorado are Padres -140, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Padres lead the season series, 4-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Rockies hold a split 14-14 record against NL West teams, but the Padres are 10-20 in such matchups.
The Padres are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 13 runs. The Rockies have a 0-3 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 4-21. The Padres have a 6-24 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 19th in home runs, San Diego has hit 54 this season. Colorado ranks 10th with 68 home runs.
Ranking 25th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.89 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at third with 9.51.
Ranking 27th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.671). Colorado ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .794.
When the Rockies allow at least one home run, the team is 11-22. San Diego has the same record when it allows one or more homers.