Tyler Chatwood (6-3, 2.69 ERA) takes the hill for the Colorado Rockies (24-27) as they square off against John Lamb (0-3, 6.85 ERA) and the Cincinnati Reds (17-35) in the third of a four-game series at Coors Field. The Rockies won the last game 17-4, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 8:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 1 and can be seen on FSOH and RTRM.
Chatwood pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one runs (one unearned) and striking out three in a 5-2 win over the Giants. Nolan Arenado (.287, 37 Rs, 16 HRs, 43 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with three runs, two home runs, and four RBIs. Lamb went 3.2 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out three and walking three in a 9-5 defeat to the Brewers in his last outing. Jay Bruce (.272, 28 Rs, 10 HRs, 33 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds for Colorado and Cincinnati are Rockies -180, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 11 as of now.
The Reds lead the season series, 3-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
In their last game, the Rockies won by a margin of 13 runs. The Reds are 0-4 in games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more. The Rockies have a 2-1 record in blowouts.
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 5-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Reds are 4-27. The Rockies have a 4-19 record when opponents outhit them.
Cincinnati ranks in the top half of the league at 13th when it comes to home runs, hitting 58 this season. Colorado ranks in the top 10 with 65.
Ranking 29th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.60 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at third with 9.65.
Ranking 25th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.690). Colorado ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .800.
When the Reds allow at least one home run, they are 13-28, well-matched with the Rockies who are 11-20 when allowing at least one homer.