Andrew Cashner (1-2, 4.94 ERA) and Eddie Butler (0-0, 3.86 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres (9-16) and the Colorado Rockies (12-12) at Petco Park. The Padres won the last game 2-1, and San Diego leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 3 and can be seen on FSSD and RTRM.
Cashner pitched 2.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering six runs (three unearned), striking out two and walking four in a 13-9 defeat to the Giants. Matt Kemp (.284, 14 Rs, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Butler went 2.1 innings, surrendering one run and striking out four in a 9-8 defeat to the Pirates in his last outing. Nolan Arenado (.305, 23 Rs, 11 HRs, 25 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Rockies, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs.
The odds for San Diego and Colorado are Padres -115, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.
The Padres lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Padres are struggling at 5-10 in their division, while the Rockies are 9-6.
After last game's shutout win against San Diego, the Rockies now have two shutouts this season. The Padres have been shut out in seven games this season.
The Padres didn't score any runs in their last game. The Rockies have a 2-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 1-9. The Padres have a 2-10 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 28th in home runs, San Diego has hit 19 this season. Colorado ranks second with 39 home runs.
Ranking 19th, San Diego is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 8.00 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at fourth with 9.58.
Ranking 29th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.655). Colorado ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .831.
When the Rockies allow at least one home run, they are 7-11, well-matched with the Padres who are 4-9 when allowing at least one homer.