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Colorado vs. Arizona,
07/07/2019 16:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 5
Total: -110/+8½ Under
10* Under Rockies/D'backs (4:10 ET): I've certainly had my "finger on the pulse" of this series in taking Arizona and the Under the L2 days. Both plays were winners as the D'backs have won 8-0 and 4-2. For today's finale, I'll come back w/ the Under as my view of the two teams hasn't changed one iota. The home vs. road splits for both teams are quite drastic with Arizona being shockingly much weaker offensively here at Chase Field. Meanwhile, Colorado's identity for the last quarter century has been marked by a large offensive decline outside Coors Field.
We know the Rockies offense is going to decline when they leave Coors Field. But the drop they are experiencing this season is as dramatic as ever. While they continue to lead all of baseball in runs scored at home (6.9 per game!), they are averaging only 4.3 rpg on the road. Having scored all of two runs in the first two games in this series, there's little reason to expect much offense from them today. As for the D'backs, they average only 4.5 rpg at home compared to 5.6 rpg on the road, which is just plain odd. The L7 games overall have seen them top 4 runs only once.
It's not just that the Colorado offensive nosedives away from Coors Field, their pitching also gets much better. Today's starter German Marquez is a fine example of this as he has a 0.857 WHIP on the road. He's also a strikeout machine w/ a 120-27 KW rate this year. Marquez will need to be at his best here as the Rockies are dead last in MLB in both batting average and OPS on the road. The top four hitters in the lineup have gone 4 for 28 w/ 12 K's in this series. Today they're up against Alex Young, who has made just one big league start previous to this, back on 6.27 and he held the Giants to one run and three hits in 5 IP. So I expect him to pitch well here. 10* Under Rockies/D'backs