Pittsburgh Pirates (57-56) at Colorado Rockies (60-52)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 7, 2018, 8:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies / Pittsburgh Pirates --- Over/Under:
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies meet Tuesday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Pirates have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost six straight games when scoring under five runs. Corey Dickerson leads the Pirates with 111 hits and 44 RBI while Starling Marte and Josh Bell have combined for 201 hits and 103 RBI. Jameson Taillon gets the ball, and he is 8-8 with a 3.74 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. This will be Taillon’s second career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies could also use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring at least three runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 124 hits and 81 RBI while Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 241 hits and 128 RBI. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 4.56 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Senzatela’s second career game against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series, 5-1 in Taillons last 6 road starts and 5-2 in Taillons last 7 starts. The Rockies are 9-1 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 8-2 in Senzatelas last 10 home starts and 2-5 in Senzatelas last 7 starts. The Pirates are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Colorado, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado.
Neither of these teams are playing good baseball right now and are quickly dropping in the wild card standings during these skids. Hard to get a feel for either side. With that being said, Taillon has been a rather consistent pitcher, allowing three or less runs in nine of his last 10 starts and is coming off a July in which he got a ton of ground balls and had a 3.22 ERA in 36.1 innings. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a good shot to get back on track tonight.