San Diego Padres Vs. Colorado Rockies (6/18/22) Starting Lineup, Betting Odds, Prediction

The Padres are led by manager, Bob Melvin in his first year with the club, who has won over 1,385 games in his managerial career.  San Diego is 41-24 through 65 games of the 2022 season, first place in the National League West with a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Padres are +200 to win their division; the last time they won the NL West was 2006 and +1200 to win the World Series this season.  Since losing in the Division Round in 2006, the Padres have made the playoffs only once. 

Going into his sixth season as the Colorado manager, Bud Black is 349-359 in his time on the bench with the Rockies.  Colorado is 27-37, in last place in the National League West, the Rockies have never won the NL West since their inception in 1993 and are currently listed at +100000 to win the division crown.  Colorado hasn’t appeared in the playoffs since 2018 when they lost in the Division Round.

San Diego Padres Vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Odds

The Padres are 4-0 in their last four during game two of a series.  Under is 4-1 in San Diego’s last five Saturday games.  The Padres are 5-2 in their last seven vs. National League West foes.  Under is 7-2 in San Diego’s last nine during game two of a series.

Colorado is 4-10 in their last 14 overall; 0-7 in their last seven home games.  Under is 3-0-1 in the Rockies last four during game two of a series.  The Rockies are 0-6 in their last six during game two of a series.  Under is 5-2-1 in Colorado’s last eight vs. National League West.

San Diego Padres Starting Lineup

LF J. Profar S
2B J. Cronenworth L
3B M. Machado R
DH L. Voit R
1B E. Hosmer L
SS H. Kim R
RF N. Mazara L
C A. Nola R
CF T. Grisham L

San Diego Padres Vs. German Marquez (R)

Last season, Manny Machado hit .278 with 28 home runs and 106 runs batted in while making his first All-Star appearance as a Padre.  Machado has been awesome this season and is currently +500 to win the 2022 National League MVP.  The third baseman is hitting .328 with 11 home runs and 43 runs batted in while accumulating a team leading 131 total bases.  Machado has an OPS of .937, .537 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .400 this year.

Last season as a first time All-Star, Jake Cronenworth hit .266 with 21 home runs, 71 runs batted in with 261 total bases.  In 2022, he has 16 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 40 runs batted in (second on the Padres) with 99 total bases.  Additionally, Cronenworth has an OPS of .735, .399 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 this season.  Eric Hosmer has had a good season as he was the subject of trade rumors to begin the year. He’s hitting .288 with 12 doubles, four home runs, 29 runs batted in with 88 total bases.  Hosmer has an OPS of .747, .396 slugging percentage with 64 hits on the season.

In 2021, Trent Grisham hit .242 with 15 home runs, 28 doubles, and an OPS of .740.  In 2022, he’s struggled with his average, currently hitting under .200, but has 10 doubles, four home runs and 24 runs batted in.  Jurickson Profar is third on the team in runs batted in with 35 and second on the club in OPS at .785 this season.  Profar also has hit 16 doubles, two triples, eight home runs (tied for second on the team) with 105 total bases, second on San Diego.  Luke Voit who serves mostly as the Padres’ designated hitter is tied for second on the club in home runs with eight.  He’s also driven in 28 runs, accumulated 73 total bases with a .729 OPS in 2022.

German Marquez is 3-5 in 12 starts with a 6.09 ERA in 2022.  He’s pitched 68 innings striking out 59 and allowing 46 earned runs with a 1.515 WHIP this season.  In his seventh season in the big leagues, he’s 57-46 with a 4.42 ERA in 882 1/3 innings.

Colorado Rockies Starting Lineup

LF C. Joe R
DH C. Blackmon L
2B B. Rodgers R
1B C.J. Cron R
3B R. McMahon L
RF Y. Daza R
SS J. Iglesias R
CF R. Grichuk R
C B. Serven R

Colorado Rockies Vs. Nick Martinez (R)

In 142 games last season, C.J. Cron hit .281 with 28 home runs and 92 runs batted in.  He slugged .530 and had an OPS of .905 in his first season in Colorado.  In 2022, Cron has hit 14 doubles, two triples while leading the club in home runs (14) and runs batted in (44).  He’s hitting .285 in 249 at-bats while also leading the team in slugging percentage (.526) and OPS (.861) this year. 

Last season, Ryan McMahon hit .254 with 23 home runs and 86 runs batted in.  In 2022, the left-handed hitter, has hit 12 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 32 runs batted in.  He has 79 total bases and a .673 OPS this season.  Brendan Rodgers has 12 doubles, six home runs and 28 runs batted in this year.  The second baseman has scored 32 runs, a .395 slugging percentage with an OPS of .699 in 2022.

Charlie Blackmon who’s served mostly as the designated hitter this season for the Rockies has hit 10 home runs (second on the team); 33 runs batted in (second on Colorado) with 103 total bases.  The 2017 National League batting champion has an OPS of .759 with a .444 slugging percentage in 232 at-bats in 2022.

Nick Martinez is 2-3 in 11 games (nine starts) with a 3.74 ERA this season.  He has 56 strikeouts and allowed 23 earned runs through his first 55 1/3 innings pitched in 2022.

San Diego Padres Vs. Colorado Rockies Picks & Prediction

San Diego is scoring 4.75 runs per game, ninth in the majors.  The Padres are hitting .243 as a team, 14th in MLB with an OPS of .698 which is 19th in the big leagues.  San Diego’s pitching staff is allowing 3.61 runs per nine innings, fourth in the majors with opponents hitting .218, third in the league.  The Padres are 4-0 in their last four vs. a team with a losing record.  Under is 5-2 in San Diego’s last seven road games vs. a team with a losing record.

Offensively, the Rockies are averaging 4.50 runs per nine innings, 14th in the majors.  They are hitting .258 as a team, third overall in MLB with an OPS of .709, 15th overall.  Colorado’s pitching staff is allowing 5.59 runs per nine innings, 29th in Major League Baseball with opponents hitting .275, 29th overall.  Under is 4-1-1 in the Rockies last six home games.  Colorado is 10-21 in their last 31 vs. National League West. 

I’ll go with the Padres in this matchup of two teams headed in different directions.  Led by Manny Machado and an offense that scores almost five runs a game vs. a team in the Rockies that allows over 5.5 runs per game, San Diego easily covers the 1.5 run spread as the clubs combine for over 11 runs on Saturday in Denver.

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