Arizona Diamondbacks (2-3) at Colorado Rockies (1-4)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Madison Bumgarner (0-0) (13.50) vs. Antonio Senzatela (0-1) (18.90)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -108 / Arizona Diamondbacks -102 --- Over/Under: 11.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies meet Wednesday in MLB action from Coors Field.
This will be game two of a three-game set between these teams this week. In the opener on Tuesday, we had a 13-inning battle as the Diamondbacks eventually powered out a win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Arizona had a few issues in their opener series against the Padres, but managed to avoid the sweep with a Sunday win. On Tuesday against the Rockies, Arizona coughed up a lead in the bottom of the ninth but still was able to post a 13-inning marathon victory 10-8. Ketel Marte put up three hits with two RBI in the win.
For the Wednesday starting role, the Diamondbacks will go with Madison Bumgarner. On Opening Day, Bumgarner struggled with six earned on seven hits with three walks in 4.0 innings against the Padres. He’s sitting on six strikeouts and a 13.50 ERA right now.
Over on the Colorado side, they managed an Opening Day win over the Dodgers but struggled with losses in the next three games. On Tuesday, the Rockies had a 3-0 lead going into the fifth but had to fight back to extend the game in a tough loss. Ryan McMahon had a stellar day with four hits, four RBI and three runs.
For the Wednesday starter slot, the Rockies are sending out Antonio Senzatela. In his first start this year Senzatela struggled as well, posting 3.1 innings with nine hits, seven earned, one walk and two strikeouts. He threw 41 of 70 pitches for strikes in that one, however.
The Diamondbacks are 46-20 in the last 66 games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400 and 13-27 in their last 40 overall. Arizona is 3-9 in their last 12 in game two of a series and the over is 9-2-1 in their last 12 Wednesday games.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 2-6 in their last eight Wednesday games and 1-4 in their last five at home versus a left-handed starter. Colorado is 0-7 in their last seven in game two of a series and the under is 23-7 in their last 30 in game two of a series.
PICK: I’m going to take a stab on the Diamondbacks here. Both starting pitchers need a good bounce-back effort, so this should be an interesting matchup. Senzatela threw a lot of strikes, but left a lot of them right over the plate for seven earned runs. Bumgarner didn’t do much better, but did manage to rack up six Ks in four innings. I like both players to look better in this one, with Bumgarner coming out ahead.