The Colorado Rockies will be going for their second consecutive series win when they take on the San Diego Padres in the first game of their four-game weekend series on Thursday night. The game will be played at Coors Field and it is scheduled to begin at 48:0 PM. ET.
Padres Trying To Snap Losing Streak
The Padres have struggled over the past two weeks and enter this series on a losing streak after dropping eight of their last 11 games. They will try to get their season back on track and gain some ground in the NL West with a win over the Rockies on Thursday.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 12, 2019
San Diego is one of the worst offensive teams in the league. The team’s .231 batting average is 27th in the league. Their .294 on-base percentage is 26th, while their .409 slugging percentage is 19th in the league. The Padres have scored 269 runs this season, which is 25th in the league.
Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with a .285 batting average and 38 RBI, while Franmil Reyes leads the team with 19 homers.
San Diego’s pitching has been better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .242 batting average against the Padres, which is eighth in the league. Their 4.21 ERA is 11th, while their 20 quality starts are 25th in the league.
In his last start, Quantrill gave up five hits and two earned runs in five innings, leading to a 7-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. The team will need a better effort from him to get the win on Thursday.
Rockies Trying To Bounce Back From Loss To Cubs
The Rockies have played very well at Coors Field, but they had their 10 game winning streak snapped by the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Padres, which will give them their 11th win in their last 12 home games.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 12, 2019
Colorado is one of the better offensive teams in the league. The team’s .262 batting average is fourth in the league. Their .324 on-base percentage is 15th, while their .453 slugging percentage is seventh in the league. The 356 runs they have scored is fifth in the league.
Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with a .330 batting average, 17 homers, and 57 RBI.
Colorado’s pitching hasn’t been very good this season. Opponents have a .262 batting average against the Rockies, which is 25th in the league. Their 4.94 ERA is also 25th, while their 22 quality starts is 22nd in the league.
In his last start, Gray gave up eight hits and four earned runs in 5.2 innings as the Rockies lost to the New York Mets 5-3. The team will need a significantly better performance from him to get the win on Thursday.
San Diego is:
- 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
- 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
- 1-4 in Quantrill’s last 5 starts.
- 5-0 in their last 5 vs. National League West.
- 13-3 in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- 5-1 in Gray’s last 6 home starts vs. a team with a losing record.