In the second of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (9-7) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (10-7) at Coors Field, Tyler Chatwood (2-1, 2.79 ERA) and Kenta Maeda (2-0, 0.47 ERA) get the ball. The Rockies won the last game 7-5, and Colorado leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 23 and will air on SNLA and RTRM.
In his last start, Chatwood pitched 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 2-0 victory over the Cubs. Nolan Arenado (.286, 15 Rs, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 3 with three runs, one home run, and one RBI. The Dodgers were also victorious the last time Maeda pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out seven and walking three in a 3-1 victory over the Giants. Adrian Gonzalez (.364, 9 Rs, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game Los Angeles -130 and the Over/Under (O/U) is 11 at the moment. The Rockies have a SU record of 8-5 against teams in their division. The Rockies come into the game with the NL's top ranked home scoring offense, averaging 6.3 runs per game in their own ballpark. An area where the Rockies are particularly strong at home is striking batters out, where they average 6.3 K's per home game.
Against divisional opponents, the Dodgers are 5-4 SU. Los Angeles has been playing better lately, averaging 0.0 runs per game, more than their season average of 0.0. Los Angeles is one of the top road hitting teams in the NL with an average of 10.0 hits per contest. They have a WHIP of 1.079 on the year, good for fourth in the league.
The only other game between the two teams went Colorado's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Rockies hold a 6-4 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Dodgers' record in these matchups is 8-6.
The Rockies managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Dodgers who are coming in with a 4-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 0-7. 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 11 home runs.
Ranking eighth, Los Angeles is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 9.00 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five with 9.13.
Ranking 19th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.709). Colorado ranks in the top five with an OPS of .833.
When the Dodgers allow at least one home run, they are 3-5. When the Rockies allow one or more homers, they have a 5-6 record.