Baltimore Orioles at Colorado Rockies
|Date & Time||Friday May 24, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles / Colorado Rockies -- Over/Under:
The Baltimore Orioles and Colorado Rockies meet Friday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Orioles have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 56 hits and 24 RBI while Dwight Smith Jr. and Jonathan Villar have combined for 99 hits and 47 RBI. John Means gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 2.68 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Means’ first career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rockies have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have won six of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 61 hits and 35 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 113 this and 62 RBI. Jeff Hoffman gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Hoffman’s first career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League West, 14-38 in their last 52 Friday games and 16-49 in their last 65 road games. The Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague home games and 3-7 in their last 10 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings. The over is 13-4 in Rockies last 17 overall. The under is 6-0 in Means' last 6 starts overall.
The Colorado Rockies are producing consistently offensively to where the wins will start coming. The Baltimore Orioles have their issues across the board and their struggles shouldn't surprise anybody. Means has walked six batters in his last 11 innings and has allowed double-digit fly balls in three of his last four games. Those are things I don't want to see when having to pitch in Coors where fly balls result in home runs. The Colorado Rockies should be able to continue to produce offensively and get a much needed win over a Baltimore squad that's going nowhere fast.