SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Thursday in MLB action at Chase Field. The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Colorado Rockies have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 11 games. The Rockies have lost 6 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. CJ Cron leads the Rockies with 94 hits and 65 RBI, while Charlie Blackmon and Connor Joe have combined for 156 hits and 64 RBI. Austin Gomber gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 6.53 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Gomber is 2-0 with a 4.67 ERA and 9 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 19 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 straight games. The Diamondbacks have won 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 67 hits and 25 RBI, while Daulton Varsho and David Peralta have combined for 124 hits and 76 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 8.27 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 1-1 with a 6.94 ERA and 7 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 41-87 in their last 128 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 Thursday games. The over is 3-1-3 in Rockies last 7 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Diamondbacks last 9 overall. The Rockies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams or pitchers, but I’m not sure how the Diamondbacks are an underdog at home. Yes, Keuchel has been terrible this season, but Arizona is playing the better ball overall and let’s not act like Gomber is lighting the world on fire. Gomber has a 6.53 ERA and .145 WHIP through 73 innings. Toss up game between 2 bad teams and even worse pitchers. Give me the plus money with the Arizona Diamondbacks.