Robbie Ray (1-0, 3.80 ERA) and Tyler Chatwood (2-2, 3.47 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (12-12) and the Colorado Rockies (9-12) at Chase Field. The Rockies come into this series hoping to snap a five-game losing streak. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 29 and can be seen on FSAZ and RTRM.
Ray pitched 3.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs, striking out five and walking two in a 12-10 defeat to the Pirates. Jean Segura (.346, 11 Rs, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one stolen base. Chatwood went 4.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out four and walking two in a 4-1 defeat to the Dodgers in his last outing. Nolan Arenado (.289, 20 Rs, 9 HRs, 20 RBIs) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 6 Wednesday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for Arizona and Colorado are Arizona -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 9.5 as of now.
The Rockies lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Diamondbacks have an 8-5 record against the NL West Division, while the Rockies have split their meetings with divisional opponents, 6-6.
The Diamondbacks were able to pitch a shutout in last game's win, bringing their total to two this season. Their next opponent, Colorado, has not been shut out this season.
The Diamondbacks are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 11 strikeouts. The Rockies have a record of 2-3 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When outhit, both the Diamondbacks and the Rockies have records of 0-10.
Arizona ranks at the top of the league when it comes to home runs this season with 36. Colorado ranks in the top five at second with 33.
Arizona and Colorado both rank in the top five of the league in hits. Arizona sits at fourth with 9.74 hits per game and Colorado ranks fifth with 9.43.
Arizona and Colorado both rank in the top 10 of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Arizona sits at seventh with an OPS of .802, and Colorado ranks sixth with an OPS of .820.
When the Rockies allow at least one home run, they are 5-11, well-matched with the Diamondbacks who are 4-9 when allowing at least one homer.