NL West Rivals Fighting for Fourth
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies are fighting not to finish in last place in the NL West.
As things stand, the Rockies are 2.5 games behind Arizona at 50-64. Colorado was in fourth place lor much of the first half of the season but is falling off the pace the deeper we get into the summer.
Sketchy Pitching Matchup
Antonio Senzatela, who will start on Friday, has a 5.00 ERA in two starts against Arizona with 13 hits in nine innings. He managed just three strikeouts in those two starts with an OBA of .361. His last start at home lasted two innings after giving up three early runs.
The issues with Colorado don’t stop with Senzatela, as the team will be without slugger Kris Bryant. The outfielder was sporting a walking boot on Thursday and had no timetable to return after playing just 42 games. He is a big reason Colorado has one of the top-ranked offenses in the MLB.
Diamondbacks Heating Up
The Arizona Diamondbacks are among the worst teams in the National League but have a good track record of beating bad teams. Arizona is 5-2 in their last seven games, including two wins against the Rockies last week. The Diamondbacks plated 12 runs in the previous three-game series.
The Diamondbacks are not only dominating Colorado at the plate but also on the mound. Their success extends to today’s starter, Zach Davies. Davies has two scoreless starts against Colorado, spanning 11-plus innings. He added nine strikeouts in that span with an OBA of .175.
Diamondbacks vs Rockies Head-to-Head
The Diamondbacks and Rockies are no strangers, with 13 games played already in 2022. Colorado holds a slim lead in the series 7-6 and 6-7 against the spread. The home team is 7-6, and the Over/Under is 6-6-1 this year.
Diamondbacks vs Rockies Betting Lines
Z. Davies -R
|+1½ -165||+112||12-115o||5½-115o / 5½-115u|
A. Senzatela -R
|-1½ +145||-122||12-105u||6½+105o / 6½-135u|
Diamondbacks vs Rockies Game Information
- Game: Diamondbacks(51-60) vs Rockies (50-64)
- Location: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
- Day/Time: Friday, August 12, 8:40 p.m. ET
- Diamondbacks vs. Rockies Live Stream: MLB.tv
Diamondbacks vs Rockies Prediction
The choice here comes down to these pitchers. On the one hand, we have Davies, who has yet to give up a run to the Rockies in two starts this year. On the other hand, Colorado’s Senzatela was beaten up by Arizona twice in two starts. With Bryant out of the lineup, the Rockies are also without their best player on offense.