Josh Collmenter (2-3, 2.76 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (11-13) meet Tyler Matzek (2-0, 2.70 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-14) in the first of a two-game division series at Coors Field. The Rockies enter this series looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 8:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 5 and will air on FSN-AZ and ROOT-RM.
Nolan Arenado (.314, 14 Rs, 6 HRs, 17 RBIs) continued his strong season Sunday, going 3 for 5 with two runs, two home runs, and three RBIs. Paul Goldschmidt (.356, 19 Rs, 6 HRs, 22 RBIs, 5 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Diamondbacks, going 3 for 5 Sunday.
Colorado, a -139 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Arizona. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is 10 runs. The Rockies perform poorly as a favorite with a 3-5 record and have an overall money line of -172. They have disappointing records of 2-3 as the favorite and 7-11 SU within their division. Division games have been tough for the Rockies. Colorado has only averaged 3.6 runs per game compared to its 4.1 season average. The Rockies lead the NL in hits with 9.5 per game. Whenever an NL West opponent shows up on the calendar, the Rockies seem to struggle with pitching. They allow an average of 5.5 runs per game, but allow 6.1 against teams from their own division.
On the other side, the Diamondbacks have a subpar record of 6-11 when they are the underdog and are -250 overall with the money line. Over the last 10 games, they were winless as the underdog with a 0-6 record and 3-7 SU. They sport the fifth-ranked offense in the NL, averaging 4.2 runs per game. Arizona is one of the top road hitting teams in the NL with an average of 9.0 hits per contest.
The Diamondbacks are 2-1 against the Rockies this season. This game will feature Ray (RHP) on the mound against the Rockies, who have a 10-12 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Diamondbacks will be the right-hander Lyles. They sport a 7-10 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
The Rockies currently sit below .500 against the NL West Division at 7-11, and the Diamondbacks have a 9-10 record.
Colorado has won 43% (3-4) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Arizona has won 70% (7-3) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Rockies are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 0-5 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 1-9. The Diamondbacks have a 2-10 record when opponents outhit them.
Arizona ranks near the bottom of the league at 26th when it comes to home runs, hitting 16 this season. Colorado ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 26.
Colorado ranks at the top of the league when it comes to hits with 9.54 per game this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 8.71.
Ranking 23rd, Arizona is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.675). Colorado ranks in the top five at fifth with an OPS of .765.
The Diamondbacks are 5-10 when they allow at least one home run. The Rockies perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 4-10 record.