Josh Collmenter (1-3, 3.65 ERA) and Jordan Lyles (2-1, 2.92 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (9-11) and the Colorado Rockies (11-9) at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 12-5 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 29 and can be seen on ROOT-RM and FSN-AZ.
Collmenter is 2-1 with a 4.07 ERA in his appearances against the Rockies, and goes up against a quality Colorado offense which is batting .285 this season. Paul Goldschmidt (.315, 16 Rs, 5 HRs, 19 RBIs, 4 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 5 with two runs and three RBIs. When pitching against the Diamondbacks, Lyles is 1-2 with a 6.46 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, and 13 strikeouts. Corey Dickerson (.333, 13 Rs, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
Arizona is a slim -114 favorite at home against Colorado. According to the oddsmakers, the Over/Under (O/U) is currently nine runs. The Diamondbacks have recorded an overall money line of -150 and have shown a weak performance as a favorite this season with a record of 2-3. Within its division, Arizona has a 1-2 record as favorite and a 7-7 record SU. The Diamondbacks have seen an uptick in scoring against teams inside their division, averaging 4.6 runs per game. They average 4.0 runs per game on the season.
In the other locker room, Colorado is coming in with an overall money line of +328 and an impressive record of 8-3 as the dog. They are 5-3 as the underdog against fellow NL West members, and 7-6 SU. Offensively, they average four runs per game on the road, which is fifth in the NL. The Rockies are tough outs for opponents, leading the NL with 9.8 hits per game. Colorado's pitching staff is one of the top in the NL at pitching on the road, with a 3.07 ERA.
The Diamondbacks have a 5-8 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Lyles takes the mound. Collmenter (RHP) will be on the hill against the Rockies, who have a 10-7 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
This season, the Rockies hold an even 7-7 record against NL West teams. The Diamondbacks sit at 8-7 against these opponents.
The Diamondbacks are 2-0 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Rockies are 1-2 in such matchups.
The Colorado batters brought in a solid 13 hits last game. Arizona has a record of 1-4 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 5-1. The Rockies have a 10-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Both Arizona and Colorado are tied at 14th in runs, each scoring 87 this season.
Ranking 27th, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 45 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 15th with 61.
When the Diamondbacks hit at least one home run, they are 7-2. When the Rockies hit at least one homer, they have an 8-5 record.