In the first of a three-game series between the Boston Red Sox (27-17) and the Colorado Rockies (21-22) at Fenway Park, David Price (6-1, 5.53 ERA) and Jorge De La Rosa (1-3, 10.18 ERA) get the start. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 24 and will air on NESN and RTRM.
In his last start, Price pitched 7.1 innings, allowing two runs, striking out five and walking one in a 5-2 victory over the Royals. David Ortiz (.329, 21 Rs, 11 HRs, 37 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again Sunday, going 4 for 4 with one run, one home run, and three RBIs. The Rockies were unsuccessful against the Pirates 9-4 the last time De La Rosa pitched. He went 3.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out five and walking three.
The odds are Red Sox -250 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.5.
Predictions: SU Winner - BOS
Colorado has won 40% (8-12) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Boston has won 75% (15-5) of its games when taking a late lead.
After a weak showing last week where they got in seven hits, the Rockies need to step it up. The Red Sox have a record of 16-5 when opponents get seven hits or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 16-5. The Red Sox have a 26-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking first in runs, Boston has earned 256 this season. Colorado ranks fifth with 211 runs.
Ranking 21st, Colorado is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 125 this season. Boston ranks in the top half at 12th with 146.
When the Red Sox hit at least one home run, they are 22-12, well-matched with the Rockies who are 14-9 when hitting one or more homers.