Rubby De La Rosa (6-3, 4.96 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-36) are in Colorado to go up against Jorge De La Rosa (4-3, 5.47 ERA) and the Rockies (31-40) in a game that could be high scoring. This is the last of a three-game series at Coors Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 8-7 and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 3:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 25 and will air on FSN-AZ.
De La Rosa is 8-8 with a 2.98 ERA against the Diamondbacks in his career, but is up against a strong Arizona offense that's hitting .262 on the year. Nolan Arenado (.287, 42 Rs, 19 HRs, 59 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI. In his pitching opportunities against the Rockies, De La Rosa is 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA. He gets a solid Colorado offense that's batting .270. Paul Goldschmidt (.353, 53 Rs, 20 HRs, 59 RBIs, 12 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs.
Colorado, a -135 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Arizona. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at 10 runs. The Rockies perform poorly as a favorite with a 7-13 record and have an overall money line of -482. They have not performed well against their division, earning an SU record of 14-21 and a 2-6 record when they were the favorite. The Rockies have the most prolific offense in the entire NL, averaging 4.5 runs per game. The Rockies are an exceptional hitting team with an NL-best 9.2 hits per game. Colorado's pitchers struggle within their division. The Rockies have given up an average of 6.0 runs to intra-division opponents, well over their defense's season average of 5.0.
Moving on to the away team, the Diamondbacks come into this game with a win percentage of .478 when playing as the underdog (22-24) and an overall money line of +128. Over the past 10 matchups, they are 6-4 SU and have played well as the underdog with a 4-1 record. The Diamondbacks rank second in the NL in scoring, averaging 4.5 runs per game. One of the top hitting teams in the NL are the Diamondbacks, who average 9.2 hits per game. The Diamondbacks have racked up 61 steals on the year, making them one of the most threatening base-running teams in the league. Arizona's pitching staff tends to perform well when they play division rivals. They've allowed an average of 4.0 runs per game against teams from the NL West, lower than their season average of 4.5.
The Diamondbacks have gotten the best of the Rockies in head-to-head matchups this season, going 5-2. The Rockies will take on a right-hander (De La Rosa) in this game and have a 28-29 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. Taking the hill against the Diamondbacks will be the left-hander De La Rosa. They sport an 8-9 record against southpaws.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games.
Arizona is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games.
Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing Colorado.
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado.
The Rockies currently sit below .500 against the NL West Division at 14-22, and the Diamondbacks have a 19-17 record.
For the fifth time this season, the Diamondbacks registered at least two errors in a game.
The Diamondbacks are 4-4 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Rockies are 1-4 in such matchups.
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 a 5-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 22-7. The Rockies have a 23-6 record when outhitting opponents.
Both falling in the top 10 of the league based on total runs this season, Colorado ranks sixth with 322 runs and Arizona is seventh with 320.
Ranking 29th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 160 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 15th with 214.
The Rockies are 28-21 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 24-14 when they hit at least one homer.