Eddie Butler (1-1, 3.86 ERA) and Logan Verrett (3-0, 1.27 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (17-18) and the New York Mets (21-14) at Coors Field. The Rockies won the last game 5-2, and Colorado leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 14 and can be seen on WPIX and RTRM.
Butler pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out six and walking two in a 2-0 win over the Giants. Trevor Story (.275, 24 Rs, 11 HRs, 28 RBIs, 3 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one RBI. Verrett went 2.0 innings, surrendering two and striking out three in a 5-3 defeat to the Padres in his last outing. Michael Conforto (.284, 17 Rs, 5 HRs, 19 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Colorado and New York are Mets -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 10.5.
The Rockies have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
Colorado has won 35% (6-11) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, New York has won 71% (5-2) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Rockies have a 4-5 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 1-12. The Mets have a 4-12 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking eighth in home runs, Colorado has hit 44 this season. New York ranks second with 51 home runs.
Ranking 22nd, New York is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.89 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at third with 9.74.
Ranking 11th, New York is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.743). Colorado ranks in the top five with an OPS of .803.
When the Mets allow at least one home run, they are 8-9. When the Rockies allow one or more homers, they have a 7-15 record.