In the last of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (4-1) and the Chicago Cubs (4-1) at Coors Field, Jordan Lyles (1-0, 3.00 ERA) and Kyle Hendricks (7-2, 2.46 ERA) take the mound. The Cubs won the last game 9-5 and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 12 and will air on WGN and ROOT-RM.
Lyles is 2-1 with a 4.34 ERA and 1.28 WHIP against the Cubs in his career. Nolan Arenado (.450 ) continued his hot start yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs. In his career against the Rockies, Hendricks is 1-0 with a 1.12 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and four strikeouts. Starlin Castro (.375 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Cubs, going 3 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
Colorado, a -121 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Chicago. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is 10 runs. The Rockies lead the NL in hits with 12.2 per game. Transitioning to the pitching staff, the Rockies rank second in the NL in ERA with a 1.70 team average. The Rockies don't give up many hits to opposing batters, ranking third in the NL with only 6.8 hits allowed per game.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL, O/U - Under
Colorado and Chicago both have perfect records of 1-0 when leading after 7 innings.
The Cubs are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Rockies have a 3-1 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
Ranking 24th, Chicago sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 12 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at fourth with 30.
Colorado and Chicago both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Colorado sits at 27th with eight this season and Chicago ranks 21st with 12.
The Rockies are 3-1 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Cubs are 1-0 when they hit at least one homer.