Chad Bettis (4-3, 4.90 ERA) and Dan Straily (2-2, 2.98 ERA) take the hill in the first of a four-game series between the Colorado Rockies (23-26) and the Cincinnati Reds (16-34) at Coors Field. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 30 and can be seen on FSOH and RTRM.
Bettis pitched 4.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering seven runs, striking out two and walking four in a 10-3 defeat to the Red Sox. Trevor Story (.269, 29 Rs, 14 HRs, 36 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Straily went 7.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out 11 and walking one in a 3-1 defeat to the Dodgers in his last outing. Adam Duvall (.267, 22 Rs, 11 HRs, 26 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run.
The odds for Colorado and Cincinnati are Rockies -140, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 11.
The Reds lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
In their last game, the Reds lost by a margin of one run. The Rockies are 3-6 in one-run games. The Reds have an 8-11 record in close games.
Cincinnati has won 33% (8-16) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Colorado has won 38% (9-15) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Reds managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Rockies who are heading in with a 1-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 11-6. The Rockies have an 18-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd in runs, Cincinnati has earned 195 this season. Colorado ranks sixth with 238 runs.
Ranking 30th, Cincinnati is at the bottom of the league in walks, notching 112 this season. Colorado ranks near the bottom at 23rd with 138.
When the Rockies hit at least one home run, they are 15-12. When the Reds hit at least one homer, they have a 13-19 record.