Series Preview: Diamondbacks vs. Rockies


Monday, May 9th 6:40pm: Archie Bradley (0-0 10.38 ERA) vs. Tyler Chatwood (4-2 2.15 ERA)

Bradley will be making his first start since April 18th against the Rockies most consistent pitcher Tyler Chatwood. Bradley went only 4.1 in his one start and gave up 5 runs in those innings. This will be a good chance for the Rockies to earn the win and a chance for Chatwood to flaunt his stuff at home. In two home starts he has given up eight runs vs. three road starts in which he has given up only one run. Coors Field has that effect on pitchers, but Chatwood’s confidence is high and he has been dominant of late.

Tuesday, May 10th 6:40pm: Rubby De La Rosa (3-4 4.60 ERA) vs. Chris Rusin (1-0 4.43 ERA)

De La Rosa will make his first start against the Rockies this year as he has bounced around from relief to starter. The Rockies don’t have a whole lot of at-bats versus him, but they have had success against him in his few appearances. Rusin is similar to De La Rosa in that the Dbacks don’t have too many at-bats against him. This game could go either way, but it does favor the Rockies with their success against the Dbacks this year and with them playing at home.

Wednesday, May 11th 1:10pm: Robbie Ray (1-2 4.70 ERA) vs. Chad Bettis (3-2 4.40 ERA)

The series finale favors the Rockies once again, but is not a for sure win by any means. Bettis has been good this year at getting to at least six innings, doing so in all but one of his seven starts, but he would like to give up fewer than four runs. Ray has been up and down this year for the Dbacks showing flashes of effectiveness but no real consistency. The Rockies have a good opportunity to earn their second straight sweep against the Dbacks as they swept them a couple series ago in Arizona. Look for the Rockies offense to get going at home and for them to come out of this series above .500.

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