Texas Rangers (22-33) vs. Colorado Rockies (20-34)
June 2, 2021 8:40 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Rockies -109 / Texas Rangers +101; Over/Under: 10
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The Texas Rangers and the Colorado Rockies meet in MLB action from Coors Field on Wednesday.
The Texas Rangers will look to rebound from a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Rockies on Tuesday. Khris Davis belted a solo home run while Dane Dunning, Avisail Garcia and Isiah Kiner-Falefa each had a base hit as well in the loss as Texas had just four hits as a team in the losing effort. Dunning allowed two runs on six hits while striking out three over 4.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Brett Martin ended up with the loss, falling to 0-2 on the year as a result. Jordan Lyles will start here and is 2-4 with a 5.79 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lyles is 2-3 with a 5.48 ERA and 37 strikeouts against Colorado.
The Colorado Rockies will look to build on their win over the Rangers on Tuesday. Yonathan Daza went 3 for 5 with an RBI and Charlie Blackmon added an RBI as well while Ryan McMahon went 2 for 5 with a double and Dom Nunez added a double as well in the win. Josh Fuentes and C.J. Cron each had base hits as well to finish off Colorado’s offense as a team in the winning effort. German Marquez gave up one run on two hits while striking out seven over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Mychal Givens picked up the win to improve to 2-2 on the year as a result. Antonio Senzatela will start here and is 1-5 with a 4.97 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Senzatela’s first career start against Texas.
Texas is 12-39 in their last 51 road games and 6-21 in their last 27 games against the NL West while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Colorado is 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 games as a favorite while the under is 6-0-1 in their last 7 interleague games. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
As if I needed another reason to fade Jordan Lyles, now he has to pitch in the thin air at Coors Field where the ball flies like crazy. Not to mention the Rockies play well at home where almost 90% of their wins have come this season. Senzatela isn’t a world-beater by any means, but he’s still a good enough arm to get the job done here. Give me the Rockies here at home.