Pittsburgh vs Colorado by Sors
The left-hander threw six solid innings in his last start on Monday, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs in an 8-5 win against the Braves, with five strikeouts.
On the other hand, he had obvious problems in most of his previous seven starts this year, surrendering four or more runs in five of those seven outings, including 5 runs on 10 hits over five innings of a 9-8 win at Coors Field on April 27.
It wasn’t a big surprise actually, given the fact that he’s posted a 5.64 ERA in ten career starts versus Colorado.
Ryan Raburn is 3-for-5, with a double, triple, 4 RBI and a walk off Niese, Mark Reynolds is hitting .556 (10-for-18), with two solo home runs against him, Charlie Blackmon is 2-for-4, with a homer and 2 RBI, Daniel Descalso has 2 hits in 4 at-bats in their matchups, DJ LeMahieu is 5-for-12, with a double and an RBI, Gerardo Parra is 5-for-12 with a double, while Nolan Arenado is hitting .273 (3-for-11) against Niese, but with a homer and 2 RBI.
Colorado turns to Tyler Chatwood (5-3 with a 3.20 ERA), who gave up 13 hits and 9 runs, while walking six and striking out seven over thirteen innings in his last two starts against the Diamondbacks on May 9 (5-10) and the New York Mets last Sunday (4-3).
It will be his first start against the Pirates, though he already has faced some of their hitters before.David Freese has 1 hits in 6 at-bats in their matchups, but John Jaso is 3-for-5 with an RBI, while Matt Joyce is hitting .600 (3-for-5), with 3 RBI and a walk off Chatwood.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have .310 BA, with 33 runs and 5 HR from their last six games.
The Rockies, meanwhile, have scored four or more runs in five of their last eight games (5-3).
I expect more than seven runs in the second game of this series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies.
|over 7.50||Pinnacle||1.85||8||1-5 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.