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The Arizona Diamondbacks will take on the host Colorado Rockies in the finale of a three-game NL West set. First pitch is slated for 3:10 p.m. ET from Coors Field. Coverage will be on each team’s regional sports channel as well as MLB.TV.
This will be a pitching matchup between a pair of righties. Ace Zac Gallen will take the mound for the Diamondbacks. Ryan Feltner is the starting pitcher for the Rockies. Gallen is 11-2 with an ERA of 2.42. Feltner has a 2-7 record and his ERA is 5.85.
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Before the game on Sept. 10, the Diamondbacks were third in the NL West by half a game over the San Francisco Giants. The Diamondbacks have a run differential of -15. The Diamondbacks are 2-3 in their last five contests. The Diamondbacks dropped two out of three at the NL West rival San Diego Padres in their prior set.
The Rockies are last place in the NL West. Their run differential is -132. Prior to the contest on Sept. 10, the Rockies were 3-2 in their last five games. Most recently, the Rockies took two out of three at home against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Gallen has given up 100 hits, 11 home runs, and 40 walks, in addition to tossing 152 strikeouts in 152.2 innings. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Gallen’s last five games. In Gallen’s last outing vs. the Brewers on Sept. 4, he allowed no runs, two hits and had seven strikeouts in seven innings.
Feltner has allowed 77 hits, 13 home runs, and 24 walks, while throwing 65 strikeouts in 72.1 innings. The Rockies are 1-4 in Feltner’s last five appearances. In Feltner’s last game vs. the Brewers on Sept. 5, he gave up four earned runs and five hits with seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings.
Prior to the contests on Sept. 10, the Diamondbacks ranked 14th in home runs (154) and slugging percentage (.393), 16th in RBI (575), 22nd in on-base percentage (.310) and 23rd in batting average (.232). First baseman Christian Walker is tops on the Diamondbacks in home runs (32), RBI (78), and hits (114). Third baseman John Rojas leads the Diamondbacks in batting average (.273) and on-base percentage (.354). Catcher Daulton Varsho is second on the Diamondbacks in home runs (24) and RBI (68).
Prior to the games on Sept.10, the Rockies were fourth in batting average (.259), sixth in on-base percentage (.321), 11th in RBI (596), 12th in slugging percentage (.403) and 22nd in home runs (129). First baseman C.J. Cron leads the Rockies in home runs (27), RBI (92), and hits (136). Shortstop Jose Iglesias is tops on the Rockies in batting average (.300). Left fielder Connor Joe leads the Rockies in terms of on-base percentage (.344).
Heading into the contest on Sept. 10, the Diamondbacks were 79-57-1 against the spread overall and 39-26-1 against the spread on the road. In terms of over/under, the Diamondbacks were 65-71-1 overall and 33-33 on the road.
Going into the matchup on Sept. 10, the Rockies are 75-63-1 against the spread overall and 45-27 against the spread at home For over/under, the Rockies were 66-67-6 overall and 34-34-4 at home.
Anchored by a pitching gem from Gallen, the Diamondbacks will roll to an easy victory in the finale.
Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert.