In a game that has the potential for a lot of runs, Jorge De La Rosa (5-3, 4.59 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (34-47) are in Arizona to square off against Rubby De La Rosa (6-3, 4.60 ERA) and the Diamondbacks (40-41). This is the last of a four-game series at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 7-3 and Arizona can finish out the series sweep with a win in this game. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jul. 5 and can be seen on ROOT-RM and FSN-AZ.
De La Rosa is 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA in his appearances against the Rockies, but goes up against a good Colorado offense which is batting .265 this season. A.J. Pollock (.304, 53 Rs, 10 HRs, 38 RBIs, 18 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run, two RBIs, and two stolen bases. De La Rosa is 8-8 with a 2.94 ERA against the Diamondbacks in his career. He is up against a quality Arizona offense that's batting .263. Nolan Arenado (.283, 49 Rs, 24 HRs, 68 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
Arizona is a -135 favorite against Colorado and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at nine runs. The Diamondbacks have an overall money line of +149 and a record as the favorite of 14-13. Within its division, Arizona has an 8-6 record as favorite and a 23-22 record SU. The Diamondbacks have no trouble scoring as they lead the NL in offense with 4.5 runs per game. The Diamondbacks are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits with an impressive 9.1 per game. Arizona is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping 74 bases.
In games where it is the underdog, Colorado has a 27-32 record and an overall money line of -829. They have played poorly as the underdog with a 14-19 record against NL West opponents, and a 3-7 record SU. Offensively, they average 4.4 runs per game, which is good for second in the NL. The Rockies are tough outs for opponents, ranking third in the NL with 9.1 hits per game. The Rockies allow 5.1 runs per game, but does worse whenever another team from the NL West Division is on the schedule. They bring that runs allowed average up to 6.0 against division foes.
The Diamondbacks have controlled the season series, 8-3. The Diamondbacks have a 9-11 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when De La Rosa takes the mound. De La Rosa (RHP) will be on the hill against the Rockies, who have a 31-35 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI, O/U - Over
The Rockies currently sit below .500 against the NL West Division at 16-27, and the Diamondbacks have a 24-22 record.
Colorado has won 46% (16-19) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Arizona has won 58% (14-10) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Rockies have an 8-22 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
It looks like the Diamondbacks have a slight leg up on the Rockies, as the Diamondbacks have won their last three games while the Rockies have lost their last four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 26-9. The Rockies have a 25-6 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking seventh in runs, Colorado has earned 355 this season. Arizona ranks fifth with 370 runs.
Ranking 27th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 187 this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 249.
When the Diamondbacks hit at least one home run, they are 27-16. When the Rockies hit at least one homer, they have a 30-24 record.