Colorado vs Arizona by Sors

Colorado
VS
Arizona
Chad Bettis (3-2 with a 4.40 ERA) takes the mound as the Rockies look to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 

Bettis is coming off one of his worst starts this year, as the right-hander was tagged for 5 runs in six innings of a 4-6 loss at San Francisco last Friday.

 

In the matter of fact, he’s allowed at least three earned runs in five of his previous seven games in 2016, including 16 hits and 8 runs over 11 1/3 innings in two starts against the Diamondbacks on April 5 (6-11) and May 1 (6-3).

 

Bettis posted a 5.53 ERA in his last ten starts at Coors Field and is 1-1 with a 5.02 ERA in four career starts versus Arizona.

 

David Peralta is hitting .545 (6-for-11), with a double, an RBI and a walk off Bettis, Yasmani Tomas is 3-for-5, with a double, an RBI and a walk against him, Jean Segura is 2-for-5 with a solo home run, Chris Herrmann has 2 hits in 3 at-bats off Bettis, Brandon Drury is 2-for-3 with a solo home run, Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .333 (4-for-12), with a homer, 2 RBI and a walk against him, while Welington Castillo has 2 hits in 6 at-bats in the matchup.

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who seek a season-high sixth straight win, will turn to Robbie Ray (1-2 with a 4.70 ERA) for the last game of the series.

 

The 24-year-old left-hander yielded 6 hits and 2 runs, while striking out five batters over 5-plus innings of a 0-4 loss at Miami last Thursday, but had obvious problems in his previous two starts, in which he gave up 10 runs on 15 hits and walked four batters in seven innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 24 (10-12) and the Rockies five days later (0-9).

 

Ray has held Nolan Arenado to just 1 hit in 10 at-bats in their matchups (though this hit was a two-run home run), but Charlie Blackmon is 7-for-11 with a triple off him, Carlos Gonzalez is 2-for-6, with a homer and 2 RBI, DJ LeMahieu is 3-for-11 with a double, while Trevor Story is 2-for-2, with a homer, 2 RBI and a walk off Bettis.

 

The Colorado Rockies were limited to 1 run on 4 hits in Tuesday’s 1-5 loss, but scored five or more runs in eight of their previous thirteen home games.

 

I expect more than nine runs in the final game of this series between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field.

 

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Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
over 9.50 Pinnacle 1.72 8 8-7 WON (+5.76 units)
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