San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/29/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (-104) Rockies (-114)
Daniel Murphy and the Colorado Rockies (16-15, 3rd in NL West) host the San Diego Padres (19-14, 2nd in NL West) at Coors Field on Saturday. The Padres open this contest at -104 while the Rockies are coming in at -114. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Adrián Morejón and Antonio Senzatela.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/21/2020 Drew Pomeranz RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/17/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/17/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/17/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/8/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Probable for Aug 28
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
7/27/2020 Anderson Espinoza SP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Andres Munoz RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
8/24/2020 Chi Chi Gonzalez SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/23/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/20/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/19/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/2/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 19-14 overall record this season. Morejon has taken the ball for 12 innings and has 16 strikeouts. His ERA is 8.85 (12 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.885. He has given up 18 base hits (13.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 5 free passes. Morejon (0-0 mark) has earned a FIP of 3.94 while facing 61 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.48 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 132 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 262 base hits and 151 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 103 batters and struck out 290. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team San Diego is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Padres hold a .478 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Trent Grisham is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 31 hits this season in 123 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 130. Manny Machado is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 126 at bats. His OPS+ is 176 while his slugging percentage is at .635. The Padres have 273 hits, including 50 doubles and 61 home runs. San Diego has walked 123 times so far this season and they have struck out 274 times as a unit. They have left 202 men on base and have a team OPS of .813. They score 5.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 179 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Senzatela (30-23 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 5.21 earned run average and has surrendered 9.7 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 1.94 and he has faced 1,685 hitters during his pro baseball career. So far in his career, Senzatela has surrendered 417 hits while he has earned 272 punchouts in 385 innings pitched. He has allowed 223 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.446 and having a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.38 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 88 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 269 base knocks and 141 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 88 hitters and struck out 215 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .292. He has 23 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 90 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .378 with an OPS+ of 69. Trevor Story is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 38 hits in 124 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .613. The Rockies as a unit have 278 base hits, including 44 doubles and 39 homers. Colorado has walked 105 times this year and they have struck out on 261 occasions. They have had 213 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 158 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres (-104)
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