In the second of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies (15-17) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (16-18) at Coors Field, Chris Rusin (1-0, 4.43 ERA) and Rubby De La Rosa (3-4, 4.60 ERA) get the ball. The Diamondbacks won the last game 10-5, and Arizona leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 8:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 10 and will air on FSAZ and RTRM.
In his most recent outing, Rusin pitched 4.1 innings, allowing seven runs, striking out four and walking two in a 17-7 victory over the Giants. Trevor Story (.277, 23 Rs, 11 HRs, 27 RBIs, 2 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 5 with three RBIs. The Diamondbacks were unsuccessful the last time De La Rosa pitched. He did not do well, pitching 5.2 innings, giving up four runs, striking out four and walking two in a 4-3 loss to the Marlins. Jake Lamb (.291, 15 Rs, 4 HRs, 17 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been doing well, going 2 for 3 yesterday with three runs, one home run, and four RBIs.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Rockies -120 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 11 at the moment.
The Rockies have gotten the best of the Diamondbacks in head-to-head matchups this season, going 5-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - COL
The Rockies are 12-11 against their divisional rivals, while the Diamondbacks are 9-8 against their division.
The Rockies managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are coming in with a 6-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Rockies are 1-11. The Diamondbacks have a 2-13 record when opponents outhit them.
Colorado and Arizona both rank in the top five of the league in home runs. Colorado sits at fifth with 42 home runs this season and Arizona ranks second with 45.
Ranking seventh, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 9.18 per game. Colorado ranks in the top five at third with 9.61.
Ranking eighth, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.774). Colorado ranks in the top five with an OPS of .805.
When the Diamondbacks allow at least one home run, they are 5-14, well-matched with the Rockies who are 7-14 when allowing at least one homer.