MLB Preview: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Coor’s Field in Denver, Colorado
  • Date & Time: April 11, 2017 at 8:40 PM ET
  • Line/Spread: Col-171 | SanD +154
  • Total: O/U 12
  • Quick Pick: Colorado Rockies -171 for 5 UNITS

The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies square off for game 2 of a 3 game series. In the first game, the Padres won by a score of 5-3. Wil Myers became only the second player in San Diego Padre hit for the cycle, for only the second Padre in the history of the team

Padres Hope Myers Stays Hot After Hitting For Cycle

San Diego Padres are an even .500 going 4-4 on the year. They have started off slow with their bats, only hitting .209 as a team at the plate.

The Padres will send Jered Weaver to the mound tonight for his second start of the year. In his first start, he went 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA. He allowed four runs in five innings in his Padres debut last Thursday. Weaver allowed 2 home runs in the game to the LA Dodgers. Weaver has only faced the Rockies one time in his career. In the game, he allowed 2 runs, struck out 11 in 7 innings in the no-decision.

Wil Myers became only the second player in San Diego Padres history to hit for the cycle in last night’s game with the Rockies. Weaver has started out the season red hot. Last night, he went 4-4 and has had multi-hit games in 5 out of the last 7 games.

Rockies Looking To Bounce Back After Loss

The Colorado Rockies are 5-3 on the year. They are 1 game behind Arizona in the NL West.

The Rockies are winning games this year but not their usual way. The Rockies are 4th in the NL West in runs scored. The Rockies are known for their long ball and lack of pitching in the cool Colorado elevation and air. In their 8 games, they have only hit 8 home runs this year and are batting a team average of .249 at the plate.

The Rockies will send Antonio Senzatela to the mound to pitch tonight. Sentzatela made his MLB debut last Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing 2 hits and striking out 6 batters over six innings. The 22-year-old did not get a decision in the game and will be looking for his first major league win at home tonight.

Rockie Win At Coor’s Field

There are some tangibles that are just too hard to turn away from, one being the fact that tonight’s umpire will be Jeff Nelson and if you follow ump matchups, you know that Nelson’s known for being home base bias. Home teams are 5-0 in the past 5 games with Nelson behind the plate.

Pick: Colorado Rockies for 5 Units (***1st 5 Unit Play of 2017)