Chase Anderson (6-6, 4.40 ERA) and Chad Bettis (8-5, 4.38 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (76-81) and the Colorado Rockies (66-91) at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 4-3 and Arizona leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 30 and can be seen on RTRM and FSAZ.
Anderson pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out 10 and walking two in a 4-1 defeat to the Dodgers. Paul Goldschmidt (.315, 97 Rs, 31 HRs, 106 RBIs, 21 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI. Bettis went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking two in a 5-4 defeat to the Pirates in his most recent start. Carlos Gonzalez (.269, 86 Rs, 40 HRs, 96 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
Arizona is a -144 favorite against Colorado and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Diamondbacks have an overall money line of +nine and a record as the favorite of 34-30. Arizona is unbeaten as the favorite and has a 6-4 SU record in its last ten outings. The Diamondbacks have no trouble scoring as they rank second in the NL in offense with 4.4 runs per game. The Diamondbacks are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits with an impressive 9.2 per game. Arizona is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping 129 bases. Arizona's pitching staff has been doing better against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, only allowing an average of 3.0 runs per game, well under their season average of 4.3.
In the other locker room, Colorado is coming in with an overall money line of -1,240 and a disappointing record of 47-71 as the underdog. They have played poorly as the underdog with a 22-32 record against NL West opponents, and a 4-6 record SU. Offensively, they average 4.5 runs per game, which is tops in the NL. The Rockies are tough outs for opponents, ranking third in the NL with 9.2 hits per game.
The Diamondbacks lead the season series, 11-6. The Diamondbacks have a 57-59 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Bettis takes the mound. Anderson (RHP) will be on the hill against the Rockies, who have a 56-63 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - Ari, O/U - Over
Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games.
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Arizona.
Colorado is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Arizona.
Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing on the road against Arizona.
In their last game, the Rockies lost by a margin of one run. The Diamondbacks are 20-24 in one-run games. The Rockies have a 20-23 record in close games.
When leading after 7 innings, Arizona is 29-27, while Colorado is 31-38.
The Rockies managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are heading in with an 8-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 53-20. The Rockies have a 47-16 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking seventh, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 697 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at fifth with 712.
Ranking 27th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 377 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 11th with 475.
The Diamondbacks are 55-35 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Rockies are 55-53 when they hit at least one homer.