Thursday, September 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Hoffman vs. Clayton Richard
The Colorado Rockies head to Petco Park on Thursday to take on the San Diego Padres. The probable pitchers are Jeff Hoffman for the Rockies and Clayton Richard for the Padres. The opening line for this game has Colorado at +110 and San Diego at -120. The over/under is 8. The Rockies have a 65-69-4 over/under mark and a 75-63-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Padres are 79-59-0 against the run line and have a 70-64-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this game with a 66-72 record, and they are 30-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman has a 0-2 record with an ERA of 6.60 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 5 strikeouts during his 15 innings pitched and he has given up 16 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.55. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have allowed 474 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the pen while they've been struck out 395 times and walked 167 times this year. As a unit, Colorado has given up 9.49 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.45 hitters per nine. They are 27th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.86. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,285 base hits and 658 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 458 batters and struck out 1,009. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team, Colorado is hitting .275, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .245 average on the road. The Rockies have a .459 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .339 which is good for 3rd in the league. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.49 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .299 and his on-base percentage is at .351. He has 148 hits this season along with 79 runs scored and 88 runs batted in. He's struck out 108 times and has walked 40 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 154 hits so far while scoring 102 runs and he's driven in 117. He has walked 60 times and has struck out 80 times. The Rockies have 1,311 hits, including 271 doubles and 177 home runs. They've stolen 61 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 33 times. Colorado has walked 444 times this season and they've struck out 1,118 times as a unit. They've left 931 men on base and have a team OPS of .799. They score 5.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 740 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this game with a 31-35 home mark and a 57-81 overall record. With an ERA of 3.29, Clayton Richard has a 1-3 record and a 1.67 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 38.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 47 hits. He has allowed 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 453 times and walking 201 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 9.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.83 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,232 base knocks and 620 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 501 hitters and struck out 1,067. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .244 average at home. The Padres hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.88 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .278 and he has an OBP of .338. He has 96 hits this year along with 49 runs scored and 58 RBI. He's struck out 55 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Wil Myers is hitting .257 and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 132 hits so far while he's scored 83 runs and drove in 76. He has earned a walk 56 times and has punched out 139 times. The Padres as a unit have 1,088 base hits, including 219 doubles and 156 homers. They have 114 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 37 times. San Diego as a team has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out 1,288 times. They've had 825 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 583 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 65-69-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 75-63-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 70-64-4 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 79-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/06/16 CF Charlie Blackmon Back "?" Wednesday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
07/27/16 P Jason Motte Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (7/26)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
San Diego Padres
09/01/16 C Christian Bethancourt Ribs 15-day DL (8/31)
08/23/16 RF Jabari Blash Finger 15-day DL (8/19)
08/07/16 P Erik Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (7/4), out for season
08/01/16 P Colin Rea Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 60-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (4/5)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres
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