Rubby De La Rosa (4-5, 4.17 ERA) and Jeff Hoffman (0-3, 5.60 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (60-84) and the Colorado Rockies (69-76) at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 11-4, and Arizona leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 14 and can be seen on FSAZ and RTRM.
De La Rosa pitched 2.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out three and walking two in a 7-6 defeat to the Giants. Yasmany Tomas (.270, 67 Rs, 29 HRs, 74 RBIs, 2 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 5 with two RBIs. Hoffman went 2.2 innings, surrendering seven runs (seven unearned), striking out three and walking two in a 14-1 defeat to the Padres in his most recent start. Nolan Arenado (.293, 106 Rs, 37 HRs, 121 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 3 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
The Diamondbacks hold a 26-39 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Rockies' record in these matchups is 31-34.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 11 runs. The Rockies have a 0-12 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
It looks like the Diamondbacks have a slight leg up on the Rockies, as the Diamondbacks have won their last two games while the Rockies have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 44-17. The Rockies have a 52-17 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 11th, Arizona is in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 670 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at second with 770.
Ranking 12th, Arizona is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.757). Colorado ranks in the top five at second with an OPS of .797.
The Rockies are 35-60 when they allow at least one home run. The Diamondbacks perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 33-68 record.