Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres – MLB July 29

Rockies (44-58, 11-38 road) at Padres (59-45, 34-20 home)

  • Time: 7:10 PST, 9:10 CST, 10:10 EST
  • Place: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
  • TV: AT&T Sports-RM; Bally Sports San Diego; MLB Extra Innings

Opening Pitch:

Colorado slides down the I-5 Freeway for a quadruplicate this weekend against the Padres.

  • The Rockies lost two of three to the Angels this week as the Rockies sit at 19.5 games behind the NL West leading San Francisco Giants. Colorado is 4-6 over it’s last ten games as the Rockies have lost four out of five.
  • The San Diego Padres are looking to wipe the bitter taste of yesterday’s 10-4 loss to the A’s out of their collective mouths and gain ground in the NL West this weekend.

The Friars are 6-5 in their last 11 games as they have failed to record a ‘W’ in the outcomes of their last three series.

Last Time Out:

Jesus Tinoco surrendered three home runs, including an MLB-leading 37th to Shohei Ohtani as the Rockies fell to the Angels, 8-7, in the rubber game of the three game series in Anaheim.

Raimel Tapia went 4×5 with two runs scored and two RBI and Trevor Story hit his 13th home run in the first inning for the Rockies. Los Angeles won the game in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI-single which came after a two-run single in the top of the eight tied the game at 7-7.

Blake Snell gave up seven runs on seven hits in four innings as he had another ineffective start as the Padres were slapped, 10-4, by the Oakland A’s.

Oakland plated four in the first thanks to a three-run homer by Matt Chapman and pushed the lead to 10-0 through 6.5 innings. San Diego had three in the ninth, but never threatened.

Trends:

Rockies (54-48, ATS) 

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado’s last 6 games
  • The Rockies are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games vs. San Diego
  • The UNDER has been the call in the last 5 Rockies-Padres games in San Diego

Padres (52-52, ATS)

  • The UNDER has been the play in 6 of the Padres last 8 games vs. the Rockies
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Diego’s last 13 home games
  • San Diego is 6-3 SU in it’s last 9 games vs. the NL West

From the Batting Cage:

The Padres keep moving forward with a batting average that is now at .245 (8th/MLB) as they have hit .262 so far in July.  They also now have 126 homers (15th/MLB) and are led by phenom Fernando Tatis, Jr.’s NL leading 31 dingers.

The Rockies are at a .244 clip (9th/MLB) but only have 98 home runs (28th/MLB).

Catcher Elías Diaz has been stellar on the road as he has a .324 average in his last 10 roadies while hitting three homers and six RBI.

The Rockies are looking for power once again from Ryan McMahon has he has not hit a home run in his last 28 games. McMahon has gone 22×69 (.318) over his last 18 games.

Colorado is third in the majors with seven pinch-hit homers on the season as this is also their seventh highest total for a season in Rockies franchise history.

The Rockies’ 60 stolen bases are seventh in the majors and fourth in the NL. Raimel Tapia continues to be a keeper with the bath, in the field and on the base paths as he has swiped a team-high 18 sacks.

Phenom Fernando Tatis, Jr. leads six Padres with double figures in home runs with 31 while Manny Machado checks in with 18. They’re both one-two in batting average on the team as well at .290 and .278.

Catcher Victor Caratini has hit safely in 10 of his last 13 games as he had a pinch-hit single with an RBI yesterday as he is 11×37 (.297).

Tommie Pham went 0x4 yesterday, but has 10 hits, 12 runs, five RBI and seven walks in his last  10 games.

Bullpen Sketch:

Rockies:

  • 5.39 ERA (30th/MLB)
  • 17-21
  • 18 saves (25th/MLB)
  • Daniel Bard 15 saves

Padres:

  • 2.98 ERA (1st/MLB)
  • 32-19
  • 35 saves (2nd/MLB) / 53 opps.
  • Mark Melancon 31 saves
Teams Spread Money Line Total Points
Colorado Rockies +1½ (+115) +220 O 8 (-115)
Padres -1½ (-135) -270 U 8 (-105)

*Odds Courtesy of BetUS Sportsbook

Starters:

Kyle Freeland (1-5, 4.85 ERA) vs. Joe Musgrove (6-7, 3.13 ERA) –

Colorado Rockies LogoFreeland has lost his last three decisions as he hasn’t been bad, but the Rockies only came up with four runs in the three games combined. In a 1-0 loss in Los Angeles last Friday, he gave up only one run on five hits in seven innings and struck out six. His lone with came on June 28 where he gave up 0 on three hits in five innings as Colorado beat Pittsburgh, 2-0.


San Diego Padres LogoMusgrove, who fired the lone no-hitter in Padres’ history earlier this season, is 1-1 with a pair of no-decisions in his last four games. He won his last game on June 23 as San Diego defeated Miami, 5-2. Musgrove gave up two runs on six hits in six innings as he logged 98 pitches.

The Bets
San Diego Padres -1.5
-135
San Diego Padres
-270
UNDER 8 Runs
-105
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Kenneth Cross / Author

Kenneth Cross is a new entry to The Sports Geek staff as he has 25 years of experience in print, broadcast, and internet sports journalism. Cross is a lover of all sports, but college basketball is his passion. He estimates that he has seen around 1,500 college basketball games - live and in-person - and hopes that grows this season. If you listen to Radio, you have likely heard him on Sundays covering the Carolina Panthers for some 20 years. Now in Tampa Bay, he works as a national radio correspondent.

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