Zack Greinke (2-2, 6.16 ERA) and Chris Rusin (1-0, 2.45 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (12-13) and the Colorado Rockies (10-12) at Chase Field. The Rockies won the last game 9-0, and Colorado leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 30 and can be seen on FSAZ and RTRM.
Greinke pitched 6.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering seven runs and striking out two in a 12-7 win over the Cardinals. Rusin went 3.1 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out three and walking two in a 12-10 defeat to the Dodgers in his most recent start. Trevor Story (.253, 17 Rs, 10 HRs, 17 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Rockies, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds for Arizona and Colorado are Arizona -170, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Rockies lead the season series, 3-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Diamondbacks are 8-6 against their divisional rivals, while the Rockies are 7-6 against their division.
Arizona has won 36% (5-9) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Colorado has won 36% (4-7) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Rockies managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are heading in with a 5-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
The Diamondbacks and the Rockies are both 9-1 when they notch more hits than their opponent.
Ranking sixth, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 118 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at fourth with 121.
Ranking 16th, Colorado is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 72 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 12th with 74.
When the Diamondbacks hit at least one home run, they are 10-9. When the Rockies hit at least one homer, they have a 9-6 record.