Shelby Miller (0-2, 8.69 ERA) and Chad Bettis (2-1, 3.77 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (12-14) and the Colorado Rockies (11-12) at Chase Field. The Rockies won the last game 5-2, and Colorado leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 1 and can be seen on FSAZ and RTRM.
Miller pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs, striking out six and walking four in an 8-2 defeat to the Cardinals. Paul Goldschmidt (.247, 13 Rs, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4. Bettis went 6.2 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking two in a 6-1 defeat to the Pirates in his last outing. Trevor Story (.261, 19 Rs, 10 HRs, 20 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Rockies, going 2 for 5 yesterday with two runs and three RBIs.
The odds for Arizona and Colorado are Diamondbacks -115, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.5.
The Rockies lead the season series, 4-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Diamondbacks hold an 8-7 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Rockies' record in these matchups is 8-6.
The Diamondbacks managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Rockies who are coming in with a 5-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Rockies have a slight leg up on the Diamondbacks, as the Rockies have won their last two games while the Diamondbacks have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 9-1. The Rockies have a 10-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking seventh in runs, Arizona has earned 120 this season. Colorado ranks fourth with 126 runs.
Arizona and Colorado both rank in the top half of the league in walks. Arizona sits at 13th with 77 this season and Colorado ranks 14th with 76.
When the Diamondbacks hit at least one home run, they are 10-10. When the Rockies hit at least one homer, they have a 9-6 record.