Time to grab your gloves and stomp your cleats for June 10th, as the Colorado Rockies travel to the California Beaches for a three-game battle against the San Diego Padres. We have a National League West rivalry cooking up as the Padres try to break out of a three-game losing streak against Colorado and compete with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best team in the National League West division. Meanwhile, the Rockies are aiming to climb back to a winning record after losing thirty-one out of their 1st, fifty-five games. The 2022 Rockies are aiming to start their own winning streak with a stellar offense that has achieved a .261 team batting average, fifty-one home runs and four hundred eighty-four total hits. However, the Friars have a number of strong pitchers that can slow down the Colorado lineup and help San Diego win the series.
Which team has the better Earn-Run Average?
Starting Pitcher Joe Musgrove and the Padres achieved a 3.46 total earn-run average by throwing four hundred ninety-seven total strikeouts. Musgrove led San Diego to six of their thirty-three victories by throwing sixty-four strikeouts through sixty-six innings. Meanwhile, the Rockies have struggled to silence opposing lineups with a 5.25 ERA and three hundred eighty-five strikeouts. The San Diego rotation has also managed to silence baseball lineups by limiting the number of home runs allowed. The Padres only allowed fifty home runs while the Rockies have given up fifty-nine.
The Padre Pitchers can limit the amount of Walks and Hits allowed
The Rockies have created a strong offense, but the San Diego pitching staff can silence those Colorado batters by limiting the amount of walks and hits allowed per inning. The San Diego Padres have slowed down their opponents to a 1.152 WHIP through fifty-five games. The Padres earned their low WHIP by reducing their opponents to one hundred seventy-two walks in 494.2 innings. Pitcher Sean Manaea contributed to the Padres with a 1.143 WHIP with twenty-one walks and forty-eight hits through sixty-two innings. The Padres have also contributed to their smaller WHIP statistic by reducing the amount of hits allowed. San Diego’s pitching staff has the 3rd-best National League rotation by holding their opponents to three hundred ninety-eight total hits. Pitcher MacKenzie Gore boosted the Padres by only allowing thirty-four hits through forty-eight innings.
Which team has the stronger fielding percentage?
The Padres can also use stronger fielders to build their defense and win the game. The Padres lead the National League with a .992 fielding percentage through one 1,484 putouts and 509 assists. Padres 1st Baseman Eric Hosmer has boosted the San Diego defense with 356 putouts and 43 assists. Meanwhile, Colorado’s 1st baseman, C.J. Cron, and the Rockies earned a .977 fielding percentage with 1,431 putouts and 545 assists. The Rockies allowed forty-six errors through fifty-four games. At the same time, the Padres have only made seventeen errors through fifty-five games.