Rockies vs. Diamondbacks - 9/1/15 Game Two Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (63-67) at Colorado Rockies (52-76)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
R De La Rosa (11-6) (4.46) vs. K Kendrick (4-12) (6.43)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +120 / Arizona Diamondbacks -130 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies play game two of a doubleheader Tuesday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have lost nine straight when scoring three or less runs. A.J. Pollock leads Arizona with 158 hits and 58 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta have combined for 167 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won four of their last five road games. Rubby De La Rosa gets the ball, and he’s 11-6 with a 4.46 ERA and 129 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 2-1 with a 3.81 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Rockies have won four straight when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads Colorado with 145 hits and 51 RBI while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 145 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last seven home games. David Hale takes the hill, and he’s 3-5 with a 6.15 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Hale is 0-1 with a 8.71 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in De La Rosas last 8 starts. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 2-9 in their last 11 vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
It's always tough to predict how the second game of a doubleheader is going to go without knowing the result of the first game. So, I'm siding with the under on this high total. Some position players should be a little gassed and the lineups may not feature your regular day lineup. Under seems like the best pick.