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Keep the D’Backs bats silent
On the season overall, the Arizona Diamondbacks have an OPS+ of 85. In comparison, the Rockies have an OPS+ of 87.
However, the D’Backs have five players with an OPS+ above league average, compared to just two for the Rockies (Ryan McMahon and Sam Hilliard are at exactly 100 after their home runs on Sunday so, including them at exactly league average, the Rockies have four).
In the D’backs last five games, they have only scored more than one run in one of those games … and they scored two runs. Hence, why they have lost five games in a row. Their team ERA is 5.85 in that span doesn’t help either but scoring six runs in five games is the biggest factor.
The Rockies team ERA is 6.47 in their last 14 games so it will be intriguing to see whether or not the poor pitching or poor hitting prevails for both teams.
Ryan Castellani (0-1, 3.77 ERA) will face Merrill Kelly (3-2, 2.59 ERA) tonight at 7:40 p.m. (Mountain time). The Rockies are slated to have German Marquez, Jon Gray, and Kyle Freeland on the mound for the remaining three games to face Alex Young, Robbie Ray, and Zac Gallen.