Yohan Flande (3-1, 4.09 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (52-76) meet Patrick Corbin (3-3, 3.78 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-67) in the second of a four-game division series at Coors Field. The Rockies won the last game 5-4 and Colorado leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 3:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 1 and will air on RTRM and FSAZ.
In his most recent outing, Flande pitched 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out four and walking five in a 6-3 loss to the Braves. Carlos Gonzalez (.271, 70 Rs, 31 HRs, 72 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run. The Diamondbacks were unsuccessful the last time Corbin pitched. He pitched well, going 6.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out seven and walking two in a 3-1 loss to the Cardinals. David Peralta (.304, 50 Rs, 14 HRs, 70 RBIs, 5 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
Colorado, a +120 underdog, will look to capitalize at home against Arizona. The matchup currently has a 10-run Over/Under (O/U). The Rockies have a losing record of 38-57 when playing as the underdog and an overall money line of -1,576. They have not performed well against their division, earning an SU record of 18-31 and a 15-23 record when they were the underdog. The Rockies have the most prolific home offense in the entire NL, averaging 5.4 runs per game. The Rockies rank third in the NL in hits with 9.1 per game. Colorado's pitchers struggle within their division. The Rockies have given up an average of 5.9 runs to intra-division opponents, well over their defense's season average of 5.3.
Moving on to the opposing team, the Diamondbacks come into this game with a win percentage of .500 when playing as the favorite (26-26) and an overall money line of -71. Against divisional foes, they are 24-26 SU and 9-9 as the favorite. The Diamondbacks are the number one overall scoring offense in the NL, averaging 4.5 runs per game so far. The top hitting team in the NL are the Diamondbacks, who average 9.3 hits per game. Arizona is a terror on the base paths, ranking second in the MLB with 110 stolen bases.
The Diamondbacks have gotten the better of the Rockies in head-to-head matchups this season, going 8-4. This game will feature Corbin (RHP) on the mound against the Rockies, who have a 47-55 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The right-handed Flande will take the mound against the Diamondbacks, who have a 49-48 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - Ari, O/U - Over
The Rockies currently sit below .500 against the NL West Division at 18-31, and the Diamondbacks have a 24-26 record.
When leading after 7 innings, Arizona is 24-22, while Colorado is 25-32.
The Diamondbacks managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Rockies who are heading in with an 11-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 45-17. The Rockies have a 41-14 record when outhitting opponents.
Colorado and Arizona both rank in the top five of the league in runs. Colorado sits at fifth with 573 runs this season and Arizona ranks fourth with 584.
Ranking 26th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 308 this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 393.
The Rockies are 44-43 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 45-26 when they hit at least one homer.