The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Sunday in MLB action at Chase Field. The Colorado Rockies look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after winning six of their last nine games.
The Colorado Rockies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Rockies have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. C.J. Cron leads the Rockies with 33 hits and 24 RBI, while Connor Joe and Randal Grichuk have combined for 52 hits and 27 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 6.92 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 5-5 with a 3.98 ERA and 114 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Diamondbacks have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Daulton Varsho leads the Diamondbacks with 22 hits and 13 RBI, while Pavin Smith and David Peralta have combined for 38 hits and 22 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.27 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Gallen is 2-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
Marquez has spent four of his first five starts at Coors, so you have to give some leeway to the numbers, but he’s still allowed 38 hits and 20 earned runs through 26 innings, no matter how you slice it. Zac Gallen has quietly allowed just 11 hits and three runs through 21.1 innings, and he’s going deep into games. Don’t look now, but the Arizona Diamondbacks are playing good baseball and could be a team to watch closer than usual. Give me the home team behind the better starter.