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12-13 (8-5 V) Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres 10-16 (5-8 H)
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 3:40 PM ET
Venue: PetCo Park, San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Chatwood vs. Cesar Vargas
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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The NL West may wind up being more competitive than expected this season.
If so it will be because these teams prove to be a little tougher. So far they have not proven much combined other than that the Rockies can hit, but we already knew that. Whichever can dominate in this series will help its positioning outside the cellar.
The Rox has a nice road sweep at Arizona over the weekend but the momentum ended when they dropped the opener to this series on Monday.
This is one of the top scoring offenses in the league and that is going to continue because they are no longer relying on Trevor Story.
Nolan Arenado has been the best hitter in either league to this point and Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .333. Those are easier to understand narratives.
Colorado is getting the occasional good outing from its starters and when it happens is has been Tyler Chatwood more than most. Believe it or not he actually has a sub 3 ERA at the moment.
He does not miss a lot of bats though so his margin for error is pretty thin.
The bullpen might be stabilizing but it is still hard for them to trust the guys that are pitching in the middle innings. Their deficiencies seems less likely to be revealed against a team that hits like San Diego and in that big ballpark.
San Diego Padres
The Padres are in last place in the NL West and are showing little to make you believe that is going to change any time soon.
This team’s pitching and hitting are both in the bottom third and only the pitching is likely to improve.
Wil Myers was once one of the top prospects in the game and he might finally be finding himself in the NL after a terrible 2015.
He is leading the team in hitting and runs scored but they need more from other spots in the lineup.
Rookie Cesar Vargas has made two starts and has given up just 1 ER in 10 innings. Now he has to work on getting deeper into games. One thing that would help would be limiting his base on ball.
A ratio of 9/6 is not a sustainable winning formula. He has faced good teams though and not been shy about the moment, which is a good sign.
The Padres is one of two bullpens with a higher ERA than that of Colorado.
That is killing a team that has so few leads to protect as it is. Too much Kevin Quackenbush – I just like saying it but it is also true.
It makes SD really hard to back.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- COL are 7-20 in their last 27 Wed. games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in COL last 8 road games.
- Over is 7-3 in COL last 10 Wed. games.
- Over is 7-2 in SD last 9 home games.
- Over is 10-4-3 in SD last 17 Wed. games.
Free Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
Neither of these teams are powerhouses, we know that for sure. When both teams are in the bad category I look for the one thing I have the most confidence in. In this one it is definitely that Colorado offense.
Facing a new pitcher might given them some tough at bats but eventually they will work Vargas out of the game and get into that terrible San Diego bullpen.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Colorado ML
San Diego is an easy team to fade this year and you might actually get plus value with the Rockies.
That’s pretty good with their most effective pitcher on the hill.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Colorado 7 – San Diego 4
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