In the last of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (9-8) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (11-7) at Coors Field, Jordan Lyles (1-1, 6.00 ERA) and Alex Wood (1-2, 5.06 ERA) take the mound. The Dodgers won the last game 4-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 24 and will air on SNLA and RTRM.
In his last start, Lyles pitched 7.0 innings, allowing one runs (one unearned), striking out four and walking one in a 5-1 victory over the Reds. Trevor Story (.271, 14 Rs, 8 HRs, 14 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Dodgers were unsuccessful the last time Wood pitched. He went 4.0 innings, giving up six runs (three unearned), striking out one and walking three in an 8-1 loss to the Braves. Adrian Gonzalez (.352, 9 Rs, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds are Los Angeles -120 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 11. Against teams in the NL West, the Rockies have a SU record of 9-6. The Rockies come into the game with the NL's second-ranked home scoring offense, averaging 5.8 runs per game in their own ballpark. The Rockies are a stellar hitting team with 9.9 hits per home game, one of the highest marks in the NL.
Against fellow NL West members, the Dodgers are 6-5 SU. They have a WHIP of 1.062, fourth best in the MLB.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The Rockies hold a 6-5 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Dodgers' record in these matchups is 9-6.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Rockies are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Dodgers have a 7-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 0-8. The Dodgers have a 1-5 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, Colorado has hit 28 this season. Los Angeles ranks 26th with 12 home runs.
Colorado and Los Angeles both rank in the top 10 of the league in hits. Colorado sits at seventh with 8.94 hits per game and Los Angeles ranks sixth with 9.00.
Ranking 17th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.711). Colorado ranks in the top 10 at sixth with an OPS of .809.
The Dodgers are 3-5 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Rockies are 5-7 when they allow at least one homer.