Kyle Kendrick (2-9, 5.95 ERA) and Chase Anderson (3-1, 2.84 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (30-39) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (34-35) at Coors Field. Action begins at 8:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 23 and can be seen on FSN-AZ and ROOT-RM.
Kendrick is 1-3 with a 6.34 ERA in his appearances against the Diamondbacks, and goes up against a good Arizona offense which is batting .261 this season. Nolan Arenado (.284, 39 Rs, 17 HRs, 54 RBIs) continued his strong play Sunday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Anderson is 3-2 with a 4.45 ERA when pitching against the Rockies. He takes on a quality Colorado offense which is hitting .269 this season. Paul Goldschmidt (.356, 50 Rs, 19 HRs, 57 RBIs, 12 SBs) went 1 for 4 Sunday with two RBIs.
The odds for Colorado and Arizona are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now. Within its division, Colorado has a record of 13-21 SU. The Rockies have no trouble scoring as they rank third in the NL in offense with 4.4 runs per game. The Rockies lead the NL in hits with a phenomenal 9.2 per game. Colorado's pitchers fall apart when division rivals are on the field. Its average runs allowed per game rises to 6.0 against fellow NL West members, compared to its 5.0 season average.
The Diamondbacks are 18-16 against fellow NL West members. Offensively, they average 4.5 runs per game, which is tops in the NL. The Diamondbacks are tough outs for opponents, ranking third in the NL with 9.1 hits per game. The Diamondbacks are an excellent base stealing team with 61 stolen bases, ranking second in the MLB. The Diamondbacks allow 4.4 runs per game, but have improved upon those numbers in the past 10 games, allowing 3.0 runs per game during that span. When it comes to issuing walks on the road, the Diamondbacks have the fifth-fewest in the NL with an average of just 2.8 walks allowed per game.
The Diamondbacks lead the season series, 4-1. The Rockies have a 27-29 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Anderson takes the mound. Kendrick (RHP) will be on the hill against the Diamondbacks, who have a 26-26 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
The Rockies are struggling at 13-21 in their division, while the Diamondbacks are 18-16.
When the Diamondbacks play into extra innings, they have a 4-4 record. The Rockies are 1-4 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this game after allowing zero walks during their last outing. The Rockies have a 2-6 record when opponents give up that many walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 21-7. The Rockies have a 23-6 record when outhitting opponents.
Colorado and Arizona both rank in the top 10 of the league in runs. Colorado sits at ninth with 305 runs this season and Arizona ranks seventh with 307.
Ranking 29th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 152 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 15th with 207.
The Rockies are 27-20 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 23-13 when they hit at least one homer.