Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies
|Date & Time||Sunday July 14, 2019, 3:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -105 / Colorado Rockies -115 -- Over/Under: 13.5
The Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies meet Sunday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 20 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six 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. Tyler Mahle gets the ball, and he is 2-9 with a 4.47 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season. Mahle is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last six 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. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 5.32 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Senzatela’s second career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 7-19 in Mahles last 26 starts and 3-13 in Mahles last 16 road starts. The Rockies are 15-7 in their last 22 home games, 0-5 in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 in Senzatelas last 5 home starts. The Reds are 17-37 in the last 54 meetings in Colorado and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-1-1 in Senzatelas last 8 starts overall. The under is 11-5-1 in Mahles last 17 starts overall.
Mahle has allowed nine hits and six runs in his last 10 innings, and he has a 5.04 ERA and .281 allowed batting average on the road. Senzatela was rocked in his last start against the Diamondbacks, and he has a 5.87 ERA and .299 allowed batting average at home. I'm not trying to get behind either of these pitchers, but the difference for me is that the Rockies are at home, which is key for a game that will be played less than 12 hours from when the last one ended. It's a lot easier to have a quick turnaround when sleeping in your own bed. Give me the Rockies if forced to pick.