Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres Matchup Preview - August 3rd, 2022

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Chad Kuhl (302nd ranked SP via THE BAT) is projected to take the mound for Rockies as they battle the Padres and Blake Snell (50th ranked SP) at Petco Park. The quick scouting report on Kuhl: his main fastball is a sinker, which he uses 38.3% of the time. His primary out-pitch is a slider (36.3%). Meanwhile, Snell primarily throws a four-seamer fastball (54.4%) and his most-used secondary offering is his slider (22.4%). THE BAT X projects Kuhl for 3.3 earned runs and 3.7 strikeouts in this matchup. On the other side, Snell is forecasted for 2.3 earned runs and 7.3 strikeouts.

Colorado Rockies Insights

  • Chad Kuhl's fastball velocity has decreased 1.5 mph this season (92.1 mph) below where it was last season (93.6 mph).

  • Yonathan Daza has primarily hit in the top-half of the batting order this season (56% of the time), but he is penciled in 7th on the lineup card in this game.

  • The Colorado Rockies projected batting order today (.297 projected wOBA per THE BAT X) projects quite a bit worse than their .317 wOBA this year.

San Diego Padres Insights

  • Blake Snell has been given more leash than the average pitcher this year, throwing 4.8 more adjusted pitches-per-game than the average pitcher.

  • Nomar Mazara's exit velocity on flyballs has decreased this year; his 91.7-mph figure last season has fallen to 86.9-mph.

  • The 12.2% Barrel% of the San Diego Padres makes them the #21 group of hitters in the game since the start of last season by this standard.

Betting Trends

  • The San Diego Padres have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 40 of their last 75 games (+9.65 Units / 12% ROI)

  • The Colorado Rockies have hit the Run Line in 26 of their last 43 games (+8.60 Units / 17% ROI)

  • Brian Serven has hit the Singles Under in 9 of his last 10 games (+7.55 Units / 41% ROI)