Arizona Diamondbacks (77-69) at Colorado Rockies (80-65)
|Date & Time||Thursday September 13, 2018, 3:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies -132 / Arizona Diamondbacks +122 --- Over/Under: 10.5
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies meet Thursday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a victory here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 163 hits and 83 RBI while David Peralta and Ketel Marte have combined for 271 hits and 129 RBI. Clay Buchholz gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 2.01 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. This will be Buchholz’s second career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Rockies have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have won 11 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Trevor Story leads the Rockies with 161 hits and 100 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have combined for 315 hits and 161 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 14-7 with a 2.91 ERA and 153 strikeouts this season. Freeland is 1-2 with a 4.60 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last 7 Thursday games, 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 4 of a series. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series, 11-1 in Freelands last 12 home starts and 20-7 in Freelands last 27 starts. The Diamondbacks are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Colorado and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
Buchholz has been really solid this season, but he's been on the losing end in four of his last six games due to the Arizona Diamondbacks not being able to score runs consistently. Freeland has allowed three or less runs in each of his last nine starts and has an incredible 2.21 ERA with an allowed batting average of .217 at home. Add the fact the Colorado Rockies won last night on a walkoff homer and this being a quick turnaround, you have to give the edge to the home team. I'll take the Rockies and the cheap price.