Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:40 PM (Chase Field)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +130 / Arizona Diamondbacks -152 -- Over/Under: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Colorado Rockies look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Colorado Rockies have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 147 hits and 69 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story have combined for 272 hits and 165 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 3-10 with a 7.09 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Freeland is 3-3 with a 5.62 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 152 hits and 71 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 251 hits and 166 RBI. Alex Young gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.98 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Young’s second career game against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 7-19 in their last 26 road games, 7-21 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in Freeland's last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West and 1-4 in Young's last 5 starts. The Rockies are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Arizona, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and 6-1 in Freeland's last 7 starts vs. Diamondbacks. The under is 8-3-2 in Diamondbacks last 13 Tuesday games. The under is 51-25-5 in Freeland's last 81 starts overall.
Freeland has allowed 47 hits and 27 earned runs in his last 34.2 innings, and he has a 4.86 ERA and .257 allowed batting average on the road. Young has allowed 30 hits and 18 earned runs in his last 38 innings, and he has a 4.71 ERA and .187 allowed batting average at home. Freeland simply hasn't been good this season and don't expect that to change much with him allowing a .296 batting average in 125 at bats against current Diamondbacks. Young has been solid at home this year in limited innings, he just needs to find better control. Either way, I'm backing the Arizona Diamondbacks again at home.