Power Sports' 10* REVENGE ROUT ~ ***RECORD-SETTING 39-8-1 RUN!***
Arizona vs. Colorado,
08/12/2019 20:40 EDT,
Score: 8 - 6
Money Line: -112 Colorado
10* Colorado (8:40 ET): I've previously called the D'backs "underrated" and they are, as evident by their +67 run differential, which is third best in the entire National League. But the bottom line is they only have a .500 record on the season after losing to the Dodgers 9-3 yday. As for the Rockies, they're finally back home now after a terrible road trip which saw them go 1-5 overall. But they did win yday - 8-3 over San Diego - and have some major revenge here after being swept down in Arizona last month. Before that, they'd previously beaten the D'backs seven straight times, sweeping them twice in a row. There's no place like Coors Field for the Rocks and they win this series opener.
At some point, I won't have to point out Colorado's home vs. road splits anymore. But they are as dramatic as ever in 2019 w/ the Rockies averaging 6.5 runs per game at home as opposed to just 4.2 on the road. Conversely, they also give up a lot more runs here in Coors. But I really like this lineup's chances against Arizona starter Merrill Kelly, who has a 10.68 ERA and 1.814 WHIP his L3 starts, all of which have been team losses. Kelly has faced the Rockies twice this season and lost both times, giving up 10 total runs in 12 2/3 IP.
Peter Lambert has had some similar struggles of late for the Rockies. Both of Monday's starters have 1-8 TSR's their last nine outings! So something is going to have to give Monday. Lambert does have a slight edge in that Arizona has never faced him while Colorado is already familiar w/ Kelly. The Rockies did win the last time Lambert started at home, beating San Francisco 5-4. Lambert has been the better pitcher (compared to Kelly) most of the year. Arizona has lost five straight here in Denver. 10* Colorado