2019-09-01 14:10:00 EDT
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies meet Sunday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Pirates have scored 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Starling Marte leads the Pirates with 154 hits and 78 RBI while Josh Bell and Bryan Reynolds have combined for 270 hits and 169 RBI. Steven Brault gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.06 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Brault is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and one strikeout in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Rockies have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Colorado Rockies have lost seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 159 hits and 104 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 309 hits and 149 RBI. The Colorado Rockies didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Pirates are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. National League West, 7-18 in their last 25 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series. The Rockies are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games, 11-5 in their last 16 during game 4 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The Pirates are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 11-4-2 in Rockies last 17 home games. The under is 4-1 in Braults last 5 starts overall.
Brault has allowed 25 hits and 12 runs in his last 28 innings, and he has a 4.50 ERA and .295 allowed batting average on the road. The Colorado Rockies are bound to snap this losing skid eventually, especially if the offense continues to produce. The problem is, I’m not turning down a cheaper price with the better team that’s playing better and has owned this series through three games. Even if the price is only slightly different, we’re still getting a cheaper price with the Pirates. I’ll take it.