Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (76-58) at Colorado Rockies (72-61)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
P Corbin (12-11) (3.96) vs. Jon Gray (6-3) (4.18)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -121 / Arizona Diamondbacks +111 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, ATRM
Up at Coors Field on Saturday, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies will be continuing their MLB series.
In the Friday opener, the Diamondbacks scored five times in the seventh inning on the way to a 9-5 win.
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For the Saturday game, the Diamondbacks will be bringing out LHP Patrick Corbin. In his 159.0 innings and 12-11 record this year, Corbin has a 3.91 ERA with 154 Ks and 44 BBs.
Arizona has some great bats this year. Paul Goldschmidt came into this set with 152 hits, 100 runs, 109 RBI and 33 homers while David Peralta had 131 hits, 71 runs, 13 homers and 44 RBI. Goldschmidt and Peralta each posted a run on Friday.
The Rockies will be going with RHP Jon Gray on Saturday. In his 75.1 innings and 6-3 record this year, Gray has a 4.18 ERA with 73 Ks and 23 BBs.
Colorado has some big hitters as well. Carlos Blackmon entered this series on 182 hits, 120 runs, 32 homers and 84 RBI while DJ LeMahieu had 157 hits, 80 runs and 56 RBI in that time. Blackmon and LeMahieu combined for three hits on Friday.
The Diamondbacks are 5-11 in their last 16 during game two of a series and 4-0 in Corbin’s last four starts. Arizona is also 4-14 in Corbin’s last 18 road starts and 1-4 in Corbin’s last five Saturday starts.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 4-0 in Gray’s last four starts versus the NL West and 6-0 in Gray’s last six home starts. Colorado is also 1-7 in Gray’s last eight starts with five days’ rest, and 6-1 in Gray’s last seven home starts versus a team with a winning record.
Corbin has been very solid lately. During his four-game win streak he’s given up just one earned and has gone at least 7.0 innings in his last three. As for Gray, he gave up four earned over 12.2 innings in two starts, then surrendered zero in 6.0 innings in Atlanta his last time out. This should be a fun pitching matchup, but I think Corbin can keep it going and get the D-Backs a win. The play just may be the under, though.