Colorado Rockies (47-61) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (46-58)
August 6, 2022 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -172 / Colorado Rockies +150; Over/Under: +8
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The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in an NL West division matchup in MLB action from Chase Field on Saturday.
The Colorado Rockies will look to rebound after letting one slip away in Friday’s 6-5 loss to Arizona last time out. Entering Friday, Connor Joe has 87 hits and a .249 batting average with 18 doubles, 5 home runs and 4 triples. C.J. Cron has 110 hits with 23 doubles, 2 triples, a team-high 22 home runs and 72 RBIs while Ryan McMahon has 15 doubles and Charlie Blackmon has 101 hits with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs of his own up to this point in the season for the Rockies. Randal Grichuk also has 10 home runs and 53 RBIs as well this season. Brendan Rodgers has 103 hits with a team-high 23 doubles and Jose Iglesias also has 24 doubles of his own and a .310 batting average on the year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to keep the momentum going after rallying for the win on Friday. Going into Friday, Daulton Varsho’s got 81 hits, 14 home runs and 49 RBIs this season. Christian Walker has a team-high 25 home runs and 58 RBIs and Ketel Marte has a team-high 30 doubles while Geraldo Perdomo has 57 hits with 24 RBIs. Merrill Kelly will start here and is 10-5 with a 2.87 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Antonio Senzatela will start here and is 3-6 with a 4.87 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season.
Colorado is 2-8 in their last 10 games against a team with a right-handed starter and 17-36 in their last 53 road games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a right-handed starter. Arizona is 4-13 in their last 17 game two matchups and 5-1 in their last 6 home games while the under is 12-5 in their last 17 Saturday games.
I get the reasoning for either side in this one but I just don’t trust Antonio Senzatela on the road as far as I can throw him this season and Merrill Kelly was arguably the best arm for the Diamondbacks over the last month. I think this is just one of those spots where the Diamondbacks keep the ball rolling and rise up behind a strong outing from Kelly here.