Arenado takes 11-game hit streak into matchup with Padres
San Diego; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
LINE: Padres -168; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Nolan Arenado is riding an 11-game hitting streak as Colorado readies to play San Diego.
The Padres are 28-34 against the rest of their division. San Diego is slugging .422 as a unit. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the team with a .590 slugging percentage, including 41 extra-base hits and 22 home runs.
The Rockies are 27-38 against the rest of their division. Colorado’s team on-base percentage of .324 is eleventh in the majors. Charlie Blackmon leads the team with an OBP of .365. The Rockies won the last meeting 8-3. German Marquez earned his 11th victory and Yonder Alonso went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs for Colorado. Craig Stammen took his sixth loss for San Diego.
Blackmon leads the Rockies with 74 extra base hits and has 75 RBIs. Arenado is 15-for-36 with two doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 4-6, .224 batting average, 5.28 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
Rockies: 1-9, .270 batting average, 7.35 ERA, outscored by 37 runs
Padres Injuries: Adam Warren: (forearm), Robert Stock: (bicep), Garrett Richards: (elbow), Jacob Nix: (elbow), Adrian Morejon: (shoulder), Aaron Loup: (elbow), Brett Kennedy: (shoulder), Carl Edwards Jr.: (shoulder), Miguel Diaz: (knee), Jose Castillo: (finger), Franchy Cordero: (quad), Fernando Tatis Jr.: (back), Ian Kinsler: (neck), Francisco Mejia: (oblique).