Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick - 9/22/13
Arizona Diamondbacks (78-76) at Colorado Rockies (71-85)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
Patrick Corbin (L) (14-7) (3.166) vs. Juan Nicasio (R) (8-8) (4.980)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -101 / Arizona Diamondbacks -111 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for consecutive victories at Coors Field on Sunday.
There was a day when the Diamondbacks looked like the team to beat in the National League West. That time seems like eons ago, with Arizona now fighting to finish the season with a winning record. The Snakes took a step in that direction with a 7-2 decision over Colorado on Sunday behind another strong performance from Trevor Cahill, who gave up both runs (one earned) over 5.2 innings. The offense didn't waste that effort with a 14- hit attack doing plenty of damage, with Matt Davidson cracking a three run homer. The Diamondbacks turn to left-hander Patrick Corbin to control the scoreboard at Coors Field. If Corbin is to defeat the Rockies, he needs a rebound from a 9-3 rout by the Dodgers, where he gave up six runs in two innings.
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The Rockies also had their positive moments early on in 2013, but they have struggled for consistency in most areas, which has seen the team slowly fade out of contention in the National League West. We saw both the work on the mound and at the plate struggle Saturday. Starter Chip McHugh was hit hard early, with six runs given up on eleven hits through five innings of work. The offense was put behind the eight ball and never recovered, despite nine hits and a single base on balls producing RBI's from Jonathan Herrera and Jordan Pacheco. Colorado gives the ball to Juan Nicasio for Sunday's start versus the visiting Diamondbacks. Nicasio had his share of problems in an 11-4 loss to St Louis, where he was charged with eight runs over 2.2 frames.
The Diamondbacks have had their share of troubles at Coors Field so asking them to win twice there could be pushing the envelope, but I give them the slightest edge here...