Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds
|Date & Time||Saturday July 27, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati Reds -145 / Colorado Rockies +135 O/U: 10
The Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds will meet up on the MLB diamond on Saturday to continue their series.
In the Friday opener of this set, the Rockies scored six runs in the ninth inning to put the exclamation point on a 12-2 victory.
For Saturday’s game, it's looking like the Rockies will be sending out Chi Chi Gonzalez for the start.
Colorado slapped three runs in the first and fourth innings to go along with their six in the ninth on Friday, totaling 14 hits on the evening.
Over on the Reds’ side, they’re going with Anthony DeSclafani in the start Saturday. Over 98.1 innings and a 5-5 mark so far, DeSclafani has a 4.12 ERA with 105 Ks and 27 BBs.
Cincinnati had eight hits in the Friday loss, but couldn’t get much going on the scoreboard. Josh VanMeter led the way on three hits and a solo homer.
The Rockies are 1-4 in their last five Saturday games and 0-6 in their last six in game two of a series. Colorado is 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 1-4 in their last five versus a team with a losing record.
Meanwhile, the Reds are 2-7 in their last nine Saturday games and 3-8 in DeSclafani’s last 11 home starts. Cincinnati is 1-4 in DeSclafani’s last five starts and 1-4 in his last five on grass.
DeSclafani has three quality starts in his last four outings and he’s been pitching pretty well lately. During that quartet, DeSclafani has put up six earned runs in a span of 23.2 innings on 20 hits. Thing is, he’s also just 1-2 since June 23 and not getting a whole lot of support.
With DeSclafani on the mound there’s probably enough incentive to take the Reds here but things could get dicey.