In the last of a four-game series between the Colorado Rockies (24-28) and the Cincinnati Reds (18-35) at Coors Field, Eddie Butler (2-2, 4.13 ERA) and Alfredo Simon (1-5, 9.60 ERA) take the mound. The Reds won the last game 7-2, and Cincinnati leads the series 2-1. The game gets underway at 8:40 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 2 and will air on FSOH and RTRM.
In his last start, Butler pitched 5.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out four and walking one in a 10-5 loss to the Giants. Nolan Arenado (.286, 37 Rs, 16 HRs, 43 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Reds were victorious over the Brewers 7-6 the last time Simon pitched. He went 4.0 innings, allowing three runs (one unearned), striking out one and walking two. Jay Bruce (.271, 29 Rs, 11 HRs, 34 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds are Rockies -200 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 11.5.
The Reds have gotten the better of the Rockies in head-to-head matchups this season, going 4-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
For the fifth time this season, the Rockies registered at least two errors in a game.
The Rockies managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Reds who are coming in with a 6-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Reds are 4-27. The Rockies have a 4-20 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling in the top half of the league based on total home runs this season, Colorado ranks 11th with 65 homers and Cincinnati is 13th with 59.
Ranking 27th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.64 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at third with 9.60.
Ranking 24th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.692). Colorado ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .795.
When the Reds allow at least one home run, they are 13-28, well-matched with the Rockies who are 11-21 when allowing at least one homer.