Archie Bradley (2-0, 1.45 ERA) and Kyle Kendrick (1-2, 6.85 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (8-11) and the Colorado Rockies (11-8) at Chase Field. The Rockies won the last game 5-4 and Colorado leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 28 and can be seen on ROOT-RM and FSN-AZ.
Bradley pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out two and walking five in an 8-5 win over the Rangers. Paul Goldschmidt (.294, 14 Rs, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 4 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 3 for 5 with one stolen base. When pitching against the Diamondbacks, Kendrick is 1-2 with a 5.36 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and 27 strikeouts. Corey Dickerson (.338, 13 Rs, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Rockies, going 3 for 5 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
Arizona is a -159 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 -17 and a record as the favorite of 2-2. Within its division, Arizona has a 1-1 record as favorite and a 7-6 record SU. The Diamondbacks have seen an uptick in scoring against teams inside their division, averaging 4.6 runs per game. They average 3.9 runs per game on the season.
In the other locker room, Colorado is coming in with an overall money line of +205 and an impressive record of 7-3 as the dog. They are 4-3 as the underdog against NL West rivals, and 6-6 SU. Offensively, the Rockies have really sputtered in division games. They have decreased their season average of 4.3 runs per game by averaging 3.5 in those contests. 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 3.08 ERA.
The Rockies have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Diamondbacks have a 5-8 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Kendrick takes the mound. Bradley (RHP) will be on the hill against the Rockies, who have a 9-7 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Over
The Diamondbacks are an even 7-7 against the division, while the Rockies sit at 7-6.
Colorado has won 60% (3-2) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Arizona has won 71% (5-2) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Diamondbacks managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Rockies who are coming in with a 2-0 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 1-5. The Diamondbacks have a 2-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Arizona ranks near the bottom of the league at 26th when it comes to home runs, hitting 11 this season. Colorado ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 19.
Ranking first in hits, Colorado has earned 9.78 per game this season. Arizona ranks eighth with 8.28 hits.
Ranking 23rd, Arizona is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.651). Colorado ranks in the top five at fifth with an OPS of .781.
When the Rockies allow at least one home run, they are 4-7. When the Diamondbacks allow one or more homers, they have a 5-7 record.