The Colorado Rockies will be trying to avoid losing their third consecutive series when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final game of their three-game series on Wednesday afternoon. The game will be played at Coors Field and is scheduled to begin at 3:10 PM. ET.
(This preview was written before Tuesday’s game was played).
Diamondbacks trying To Keep Postseason Hopes Alive
The Diamondbacks are playing well at the moment and find themselves only 2.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals in the NL Wildcard standings. They will be trying to take advantage of a struggling Rockies team and pick up a win so they can reduce the deficit in the standings.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 13, 2019
Offensively, Arizona has been one of the better teams in the league. The team’s .259 batting average is ninth in the league. Their .328 on-base percentage is 11th, while their .445 slugging percentage is ninth in the league. The 614 runs they have scored are eighth in the league.
Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with a .317 batting average, while Eduardo Escobar leads the team with 26 homers and 94 RBI.
Arizona’s pitching has also been good. Opponents have a .249 batting average against the Diamondbacks, which is 10th in the league. Their 4.33 ERA is also 10th, while their 51 quality starts are 11th in the league.
In his last start, Ray gave up two hits and two earned runs in six innings, helping the Diamondbacks get a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team will need a similar performance to get past the Rockies on Wednesday.
Rockies Trying To End Slump
The Rockies have cooled off considerably since their fast start to the season and have gone from a playoff team to a team that is already looking forward to next year. With the team 9.5 games behind Washington and Milwaukee in the Wildcard standings, they still have a slim hope of making the playoffs, but they will have to start playing better, starting with a win over the Diamondbacks.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 13, 2019
Colorado has played well offensively this season. The team’s .267 batting average is fifth in the league. Their .326 on-base percentage is 12th, while their .455 slugging percentage is seventh in the league. The 630 runs they have scored are seventh in the league.
Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with a .322 batting average. Trevor Story leads the team with 27 homers, while Nolan Arenado leads with 87 RBI.
Colorado’s pitching is among the worst in the league. Opponents have a .277 batting average against the Rockies, which is 30th in the league. Their 5.57 ERA is 29th, while their 37 quality starts are 23rd in the league.
In his last start, Freeland gave up eight hits and three earned runs in six innings, but the Rockies lost to the San Diego Padres 7-1. The team will need a better performance from him to pick up the win on Wednesday.
- 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League West.
- 12-5 in their last 17 during game 3 of a series.
- 6-1 in Ray’s last 7 starts.
- 1-11 in their last 12 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- 1-5 in Freeland’s last 6 starts.
- 3-8 in their last 11 home games.