Thursday, September 13 at 3:10 PM ET
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies end their four-game series on Thursday. The Rockies lead the National League West by 1.5 games over the Dodgers and 3.5 games over the Diamondbacks.
Buchholz looking for first win since August 22
Clay Buchholz (7-2, 2.01 ERA, 1.04 WHIP) gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings to get a no-decision in a 5-4 loss against the Braves last Saturday. Buchholz is 3-1 with a 1.33 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP in his last seven starts.
The Diamondbacks have scored 639 runs (17th in the majors), putting up 4.38 runs per game (18th), hitting .238 (27th) with 155 home runs (20th). Arizona ranks 4th with a 3.63 ERA, 7th with a 1.23 WHIP and 7th with 1300 strikeouts. Their bullpen ranks 5th with a 3.45 ERA.
Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 33 home runs, 83 RBI, a .403 OBP and 163 hits and David Peralta has 27 home runs and 78 RBI.
Freeland wins fifth straight decision
Kyle Freeland (14-7, 2.91 ERA, 1.24 WHIP) allowed one earned run on four hits (one home run) and two walks with eight strikeouts over six innings in a 4-2 win against the Dodgers last Saturday. Freeland is 5-0 with a 2.03 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP in his last seven starts.
The Rockies have scored 688 runs (10th in the majors), putting up 4.74 runs per game (7th), hitting .256 (6th) with 185 home runs (11th). Colorado ranks 22nd with a 4.50 ERA, 20th with a 1.33 WHIP and 13th with 1255 strikeouts. Their bullpen ranks 26th with a 4.81 ERA.
Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with a .300 batting average, 33 home runs, a .382 OBP and 161 hits and is second on the team with 99 RBI, Trevor Story has 32 home runs and a team-best 100 RBI and Charlie Blackmon has 26 home runs and 62 RBI.
The Under is:
14-3-1 in Arizona's last 18 road games against a team with a winning record
12-3-1 in Arizona's last 16 road games
5-0 in Buchholz's last five starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance
4-0 in Buchholz's last four road starts
4-0 in Buchholz's last four road starts against a team with a winning record
10-3 in Freeland's last 13 starts when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game
20-6-1 in Freeland's last 27 starts against National League West opponents
18-6-2 in Freeland's last 26 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance
20-7-1 in Freeland's last 28 starts against a team with a winning record
39-15-3 in Freeland's last 57 starts overall
5-2 in the last seven meetings in Colorado
I'm looking at the Under here, Clay Buchholz has been outstanding on the road, going 4-2 with a 1.73 ERA and an 0.97 WHIP with one complete game in 10 road starts and the Under is 5-1 in his last six starts overall while Kyle Freeland has been reliable for the Rockies, he is 8-2 with a 2.21 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP in 13 starts at hitter-friendly Coors Field and the Under is 25-4 in his last 29 home starts.
MLB Pick: Under 10 (-120) at Jazz Sports
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