pittsburg pirates at colorado rockies
Tonight, in Colorado, we will see the Rockies taking on the Pirates in game 1 of their three-game series. The Pirates have been more than impressive to start the season as they are 9-7 which is much better than what I think most people expected. The Rockies have been dog shit to start the season, which is what most people did expect, and they are sitting with a record of 5-11. The Pirates just close out a series with the Cardinals where they went 2-2 and the Rockies just closed out with the Mariners where they went 0-3. So, will the Rockies find a way to turn things around tonight or will the Pirates continue to play good baseball.
The pitching matchup tonight will be between Rich Hill for the Pirates and Kyle Freeland for the Rockies. Rich Hill have failed to record a win so far this season as he is 0-2 with bad losses to the Reds and Astros. He has a 7.2 ERA over the span of two games and a 5.2 ERA away from home. Kyle Freeland, on the other hand, has been lights out for the Rockies. He has an ERA of 0.96 and he held the Padres to 0 earned runs through six innings in his first start of the season. The pitchers in this matchup are polar opposites and the teams are as well. So, what’s the play for tonight?
The Rockies. I heard like 4 years ago that the elevation change can affect players in their first game in Colorado. Now I think this was for football, but that on top of the fact that the Rockies are starting their best pitcher and the Pirates are starting one of their worst means one thing and one thing only:
Hammer: Rockies ML
Sprinkle: Austin Hedges o0.5 hits