Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Chatwood vs. Cesar Vargas
The Colorado Rockies visit Petco Park on Wednesday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies and Cesar Vargas for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at -105 and San Diego at -105. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rockies have a 13-11-1 over/under record and a 14-11-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Padres are 15-11-0 against the run line and have a 12-13-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 12-13 record, including 8-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 2.73 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 20 strikeouts over his 29.2 innings pitched and he has given up 31 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.07 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen while being struck out 81 times and walking 32 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.06 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.28. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 238 base hits and 131 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 78 batters and struck out 200. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team, Colorado is batting .275, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .485 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.6 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .333 and his on-base percentage is at .383. He has 33 hits this season along with 17 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 21 times and has walked 8 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .313 and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 31 hits so far while scoring 23 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 10 times. The Rockies have 240 hits, including 51 doubles and 39 home runs. They've stolen 16 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Colorado has walked 84 times this season and they've struck out 204 times as a unit. They've left 165 men on base and have a team OPS of .824. They score 5.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 133 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 5-8 home record and a 10-16 overall mark. With an earned run average of 0.87, Cesar Vargas has a 0-0 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 10.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 9 hits. He has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.62. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 82 times and walking 36 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.26 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 230 base knocks and 112 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 212. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .218 average at home. The Padres hold a .353 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 7.92 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .308 and he has an OBP of .345. He has 32 hits this year along with 15 runs scored and 13 RBI. He's struck out 30 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .269 and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 28 hits so far while he's scored 11 runs and drove in 9. He has earned a walk 9 times and has punched out 29 times. The Padres as a unit have 206 base hits, including 39 doubles and 19 homers. They have 17 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. San Diego as a team has walked 73 times this year and they have struck out 256 times. They've had 169 men left on base and have an OPS of .649. They score 3.73 runs per game and have totaled 97 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 13-11-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 14-11-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 12-13-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 15-11-0 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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