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Game: San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Apr 16 2012 8:40PM
Prediction: Colorado Rockies
Grade: Loser (-125)
Reason: I'm playing on COLORADO. The Padres are probably happy to face a different team from the Dodgers. However, a visit to Colorado isn't likely to be much easier. The Rockies lost yesterday but still took two of three from the Diamondbacks. While the Padres are averaging 3.4 runs per game. The Rockies are averaging 5.1. The Padres get 6.1 hits per game. The Rockies average 9.2. While those stats are based partly on the ballparks and admittedly come from a small sample size, the fact is that the Rockies are a better hitting team. Note that the Padres are hitting a mere .149 in night games, averaging just 2.8 runs. The Rockies, on the other hand, are averaging 8 runs per game at night, hitting .328. I was in attendance for Luebke's first start last season. He pitched well and the Padres won. He hasn't had much success against the Rockies though, who just saw him twice last September. In four starts against them, he's got a very poor 6.43 ERA. The Padres aren't nearly as familiar with Guthrie, which should work to Colorado's advantage. Guthrie won 701 in his lone start against San Diego (it was back in 2007) and allowed just one run and only four hits, through eight complete innings. He had 9 K's and only one walk, too. Yesterday's loss was a bit of a controversial one for the Padres and figures to be a tough pill to swallow. Its tough on a team when its only mid-April and it feels like its almost already playing out the string. I expect Guthrie to be better than he was last time out as the Rockies bounce back and the Padres continue to struggle. *9