Friday, April 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Chatwood vs. Robbie Ray
The Colorado Rockies visit Chase Field on Friday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +115 and Arizona at -135. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Rockies have a 12-9-0 over/under record and a 11-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 10-13-0 against the run line and have a 13-10-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 9-12 record, including 5-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 16 strikeouts over his 23.1 innings pitched and he has given up 26 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.57 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen while being struck out 73 times and walking 27 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 10.08 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.98 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.93. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 211 base hits and 124 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season and they allow 1.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 167. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team, Colorado is batting .272, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .243 average away from home. The Rockies hold a .485 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.48 hits per game. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .310 and his on-base percentage is at .355. He has 27 hits this season along with 14 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 18 times and has walked 6 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 24 hits so far while scoring 20 runs and he's driven in 20. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 7 times. The Rockies have 199 hits, including 43 doubles and 33 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Colorado has walked 69 times this season and they've struck out 167 times as a unit. They've left 136 men on base and have a team OPS of .819. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 112 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 4-9 home record and a 11-12 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.80, Robbie Ray has a 1-0 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 21.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 21 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.16. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 82 times and walking 38 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.34 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 227 base knocks and 118 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 91 hitters and struck out 176. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .281 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.74 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .250 and he has an OBP of .431. He has 19 hits this year along with 13 runs scored and 16 RBI. He's struck out 21 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Yasmany Tomas is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 23 hits so far while he's scored 16 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 17 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 224 base hits, including 44 doubles and 34 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Arizona as a team has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out 185 times. They've had 160 men left on base and have an OPS of .800. They score 5 runs per game and have totaled 115 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 12-9-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 11-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 13-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 10-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/28/16 SS Trevor Story Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
04/27/16 P Jorge DeLaRosa Groin 15-day DL (4/27)
04/23/16 P Miguel Castro Shoulder 15-day DL (4/18)
04/14/16 CF Charlie Blackmon Toe 15-day DL (4/14)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jason Motte Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Anderson Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Tyler Matzek Personal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 2B Daniel Descalso Hand 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Josh Collment Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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