Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Merrill Kelly and the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-12, 4th in NL West) play the Colorado Rockies (9-16, 5th in NL West) at Chase Field on Sunday.
The Rockies have compiled 37 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 30 baseballs out of the park. Colorado has a slugging percentage of .411 and have been called out on strikes 221 times, while taking a walk on 67 occasions. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are recording 4.5 runs per game, which is 9th in the league. They have compiled 107 runs batted in and 193 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average sits at .235. They are sitting with 113 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .293.
Rockies pitchers have given up 27 home runs in addition to 123 runs (27th in the league). They have walked 105 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.45 as a squad on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.87 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.48. The Rockies are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.69 this year (26th in the league), and their staff has struck out 196 batters.
Rockies pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 21 times in addition to having 21 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 4 holds this year (29th in MLB). The Rockies relievers have a save rate of 37.5% and has come into the game in 12 save situations. They have accumulated 3 saves so far this year and have blown 5 of 8 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 35 base runners on the season with 28.6% of them ended up scoring. The Rockies have dispatched 86 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Colorado Rockies have earned a total of 651 putouts this year, as well as 241 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which has them ranked 7th in professional baseball, and have a total of 183 double plays. The Rockies have converted 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,953 innings, which ranks them 24th in pro baseball.
Gonzalez (7-16 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 5.15 while facing 795 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 173 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 91 walks. His earned run average is 4.95 (99 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.467. Gonzalez has taken the mound for 180 innings and has accumulated 111 punch outs so far in his career.
Arizona has accounted for 35 HRs so far this season to go along with 120 runs batted in. They have notched 37 doubles, while walking 103 times and putting up 129 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have recorded an OBP of .322 in addition to a batting average of .234 on the year. The Diamondbacks have a slugging percentage of .414 and they are earning 5.16 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have been rung up on 225 occasions (14th in baseball) and have a total of 202 base hits.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.322 and have a FIP of 4.55 as a unit on the year. They come in at 27th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 210. The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 124 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.62 (113 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.51 (203 strikeouts vs 81 free passes). They have conceded 35 dingers and they allow 5.07 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league).
Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of 28 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 26 times in high leverage situations in addition to 24 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 24 save situations, the Diamondbacks have tallied 14 holds and also 6 blown saves. They rank 28th in the league holding a save rate of 40.0%, and they have dispatched 85 relievers to the hill this season. Arizona has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 10 save chances and they have earned 4 saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 17 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have accrued 228 assists, 15 errors and have 661 putouts for the season. In their 1,983 innings played, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (19th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Kelly has allowed 242 base knocks while accumulating 205 K's in 241 innings pitched. He has surrendered 118 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.287 and a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.97 and he has gone up against 1,020 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Kelly (18-18 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.39 earned run average while surrendering 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado
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