Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies
|Date & Time||Saturday July 13, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +105 / Colorado Rockies -125 -- Over/Under: 14
The Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Reds have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in their last five games. The Cincinnati Reds have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 81 hits and 55 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Joey Votto have combined for 160 hits and 55 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 3.51 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Roark is 1-2 with a 3.71 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies also need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in their last five games. The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 107 hits and 67 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl have combined for 198 hits and 109 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 7.13 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Freeland is 2-1 with a 6.11 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 25-51 in their last 76 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League West and 5-2 in Roarks last 7 road starts. The Rockies are 15-7 in their last 22 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 21-9 in Freelands last 30 starts. The Reds are 17-37 in the last 54 meetings in Colorado and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 6-0 in Freelands last 6 starts overall The under is 6-0 in Roarks last 6 starts overall.
I'm not trying to get behind the Cincinnati Reds and their inconsistencies, but there's no way in hell I can back Freeland in Coors. At home this season in 29 innings, Freeland has a 9.31 ERA and a .317 allowed batting average. You can usually give pitchers a longer leash when pitching in this park, but those numbers go beyond normal struggles. Roark also has decent numbers against current Rockies hitters, allowing a .220 batting average in 59 at bats with 13 strikeouts. Give me the Reds and the slight plus money.