Saturday, December 10, 2022

Diamondbacks face Rockies looking to end road losing streak

Arizona Diamondbacks (34-42, fourth in NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (33-43, fifth in NL West)

Denver; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

Pitching Prospects: Diamondbacks: Merrill Kelly (6-5, 3.64 ERA, 1.30 whips, 71 strikeouts); Rockies: Antonio Sanztella (3-4, 4.66 ERA, 1.78 whips, 33 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Rockies -123, Diamondbacks +104; over/under is 11 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Arizona Diamondbacks will aim to break a three-game road slide when they tour the Colorado Rockies.

Colorado has a 21–20 record in home games and a 33–43 record overall. The Rocky Hitters are batting a collective .262, the top team batting average in the NL.

Arizona is 15-20 on the road and 34-42 overall. The Diamondbacks have a 23-11 record in games when they record at least eight hits.

Friday’s game is the fourth time these teams have matched this season.

Top Performer: Jose Iglesias has a batting average of .296 which ranks 10th at the Rockies, and has 16 doubles and one home run. Brendan Rodgers is 16-for-42 with home runs and nine RBIs in the last 10 games.

Dalton Varshaw has 14 doubles and 10 home runs for the Diamondbacks. Christian Walker is 7-for-33 with three home runs in the last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Rocky: 4-6, .268 batting average, 4.66 ERA, five-run outscore

Diamondbacks: 3-7, .189 batting average, 5.26 ERA, 20 runs outscore

Injuries: Rockies: Germán Marquez: DAY (Unknown), Sean Bouchard: 10-Day IL (Unknown), Tyler Kinley: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Halcris Oliverez: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Rollison: 60-day IL (shoulder), Scott Oberg: 60-day IL (arm)

Diamondbacks: Zach Davis: 15-days IL (swelling of right shoulder), Humberto Castellanos: 60-days IL (elbow), Nick Ahmed: 60-days IL (shoulder), JB Bukauskas: 60-days IL (shoulder)


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