Monday, May 2, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. James Shields
The Colorado Rockies visit Petco Park on Monday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Jon Gray for the Rockies and James Shields for the Padres. The Rockies have a 13-10-0 over/under record and a 13-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Padres are 13-11-0 against the run line and have a 12-11-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 11-12 record, including 7-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 11.42 and a WHIP of 2.19. He has 12 strikeouts over his 8.2 innings pitched and he has given up 16 hits so far this season. He has allowed 16.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.36 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen while being struck out 76 times and walking 28 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.85 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.50. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 221 base hits and 126 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 73 batters and struck out 180. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team, Colorado is batting .277, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .496 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .277 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.74 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .330 and his on-base percentage is at .378. He has 30 hits this season along with 14 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 19 times and has walked 7 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .297 and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 27 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 10 times. The Rockies have 224 hits, including 50 doubles and 37 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Colorado has walked 76 times this season and they've struck out 186 times as a unit. They've left 152 men on base and have a team OPS of .836. They score 5.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 126 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 4-8 home record and a 9-15 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.55, James Shields has a 0-4 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 33 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 26 hits. He has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.53 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 74 times and walking 34 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 9.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.16 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 218 base knocks and 110 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 91 hitters and struck out 194. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .219 average at home. The Padres hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .240 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.21 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .343. He has 29 hits this year along with 14 runs scored and 13 RBI. He's struck out 29 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .271 and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 26 hits so far while he's scored 10 runs and drove in 9. He has earned a walk 9 times and has punched out 24 times. The Padres as a unit have 197 base hits, including 38 doubles and 19 homers. They have 17 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. San Diego as a team has walked 70 times this year and they have struck out 230 times. They've had 161 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They score 3.96 runs per game and have totaled 95 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 13-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 13-10-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 12-11-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 13-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/27/16 P Jorge DeLaRosa Groin 15-day DL (4/27)
04/23/16 P Miguel Castro Shoulder 15-day DL (4/18)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jason Motte Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Matzek Personal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 2B Daniel Descalso Hand 15-day DL (3/25)
San Diego Padres
04/23/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles 15-day DL (4/4)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres
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