Rockies are small favorites in rubber match against the Diamonbacks
Thu, Apr 8th 9:20am EDT
Colorado’s Jon Gray allowed one run in five innings while striking out seven in his first start against the Dodgers. Gray’s record at Coors Field is much better than his road record through his first seven seasons. He is 26-13 (.667) at home and 19-24 (.442) on the road. And despite the inflated scoring at Coors Field, his ERA is only .08 higher at home than on the road. Arizona’s Merrill Kelly lasted just four innings and allowed three runs in his first start. San Diego’s lineup made Kelly work as he labored through innings of 23 and 28 pitches. Four Rockies are a combined .367 with a .733 slugging percentage against him, including Charlie Blackmon’s 3-for-6. The Rockies are 61-29 in their last 90 games as a home favorite, so they have proven to return good value in this spot.
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