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Diamondbacks and Rockies Clash in Battle for the NL West

Nolan Arenado connects with a pitch
Nolan Arenado drives the ball against the Orioles. Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr) CC License
  • Arizona leads the NL West with a 50-41 record
  • Colorado is 3.5 games back with a record of 46-44
  • Game time is at 8:40 PM EST at Coors Field

The Colorado Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks in game one of a three game home-stand.  The Diamondbacks have won five out of six game in the season series so far this season. Both teams are coming off loses and will be looking to string together wins before the break.

The Rockies

Colorado will be starting ace Tyler Anderson who has pitched well lately. Anderson has pitched eight scoreless innings in his past two starts, and for the season is 6-3 with a 3.90 ERA for the season. However the Diamondbacks may have his number as Anderson has a 6.67 ERA over two starts this year against the Diamondbacks.

The Rockies had their season high five-game win streak end Sunday against Seattle with a 6-4 lose.The Rockies will cruise into the All-star break with a six game home-stand. Sitting at a current home record of 18-22, look for the Rockies to reach the break with a home record of .500.

“We’ve been playing well for a couple of weeks, so we’ve got to continue.” – Rockies Manager Bud Black.

Rockies All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado has been named to his 4th consecutive All-Star game and will look to lead the Rockies offensively.  Arenado is batting .305 with 22 HR and 63 RBI for the year. Arenado will be accompanied by Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story at the All-Star game. Look for this three players to carry the Rockies against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks

Arizona ace and 2018 All-Star Patrick Corbin is taking the mound tonight. Corbin has a 0.95 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his last three starts. As you may recall, he beat the Rockies on Opening Day.

The Diamondback offense will be lead by All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. Goldschmidt is entering today’s game batting .281 with 20 home runs, and 51 RBI.

The Diamondback concluded a ten game home-stand going 3-7.  The team will be looking to put a streak together on their six game road trip before the break.  Coach Torey Lovullo believes his team can regroup and get back to their winning ways. “We’ve got to regroup the troops, head up to Colorado, and get ready for a tough series up there,” he has said.

Team Stats

Diamondbacks
VS
Rockies

50-41, 24-18 away RECORD 42-44, 18-22 home
Patrick Corbin, 6-3, 3.05 ERA STARTING PITCHERS Tyler Anderson, 6-3, 3.90 ERA
2-3 LAST 5 GAMES 4-1
101 Team HR 113
.231 Team BA .253
1.22 WHIP 1.38
.236 OPP BA .259

Opening Odds at Bovada

MONEYLINE RUNLINE O/U RUNS
Diamondbacks -110 Diamonbacks +1.5(-200) OVER 11(-105)
Rockies -110 Rockies -1.5(+170) UNDER 11(-115)

Diamondbacks vs Rockies Score Prediction

Anderson will continue to pitch well, and the Rockies’ offense will chase Corbin out of the game. Count on the Rockies to start their home series will a decisive win.

Rockies 3- Diamondbacks 1.


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