San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies Picks and Predictions May 13th 2024

San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies MLB Mon, May 13, 21:40 pm.
San Diego Padres
ML: -225
Colorado Rockies
ML: 180

Padres and Rockies Gear Up for Pitching Duel at Petco Park

The San Diego Padres are set to welcome the Colorado Rockies for a three-game stint starting Monday night at Petco Park. Both teams are entering the series on the back of strong performances and are looking to keep their winning momentum alive.

Padres on a Pitching Roll

The Padres have been showcasing a remarkable run of pitching prowess, achieving a feat not matched in 131 years. Over their last four games, Padres starters have consistently thrown at least five innings and allowed no more than two hits each game. Randy Vasquez, the hard-throwing right-hander set to start Monday, is looking to push this streak to a historic fifth game. Coming off a solid outing where he allowed only one run across 4 1/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs, Vasquez is keen to make his mark further following his acquisition in the Juan Soto trade.

Rockies Riding High

Meanwhile, the Rockies are buzzing after sweeping the reigning World Series champs, the Texas Rangers, in what was their best series performance of the year. Bolstered by sharp pitching and tight defense—including turning three double plays and pulling off some crucial catches—they’re aiming to keep that energy flowing into this series.

Spotlight on Dakota Hudson

The Rockies are putting Dakota Hudson on the mound, who’s looking to turn his season around. Hudson, with a challenging record of no wins in six starts and a lofty ERA, hopes Petco Park’s pitcher-friendly atmosphere will work in his favor. His last matchup with the Padres was tough, giving up six runs in just over three innings, setting up a crucial opportunity for redemption in this rematch with Vasquez.

Series Stakes Are High

The opener isn’t just a showcase of individual pitchers but a clash of teams each riding a wave of success. The Padres are looking to extend their impressive streak of pitching and recent series wins, including a significant victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the other hand, the Rockies are determined to demonstrate that their latest upturn isn’t just a stroke of luck but the start of a sustained improvement.

What to Watch For

As the series kicks off, all eyes will be on the mound—Vasquez aiming to etch his name into the history books, and Hudson seeking a much-needed win. With both squads coming off notable triumphs, this matchup is set to be a thrilling display of strategic maneuvers, resilience, and possibly some unexpected turns. Fans are in for a treat with intense duels, strategic depth, and the excitement that comes when two confident teams collide.

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Mon, May 13, 06:35 am.
San Diego Padres
O 8
Colorado Rockies
U 8
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