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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies,
7-11-2018 - Expert Prediction

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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#909 Arizona
Diamondbacks 12
#910 Colorado
Rockies -130

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 8:40pm

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Game Stats

Arizona Diamondbacks
S. MILLER

51 - 41

0
W's
3
L's
9
ERA
1.79
WHIP

Colorado Rockies
G. MARQUEZ

46 - 45

7
W's
8
L's
5.01
ERA
1.4
WHIP

Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado RockiesĀ 

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018, Coors Field

SP: Miller (ARI) vs. Marquez (COL)

On Wednesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies will face off at 8:40 P.M ET. It will be the second game of their three-game series and is available nationally to MLB.tv subscribers.

D-Backs in First Place

The way it looks right now, the Arizona Diamondbacks would win the NL West crown over the Dodgers, Giants, and so on. With that said, they currently have only a half-game lead over the Dodgers. This is because they’ve faltered a bit recently, winning only three times in their last 10 games.

Arizona’s pitching staff has been the main reason so far. They rank No.3 in ERA, as well as in the MLB’s Top 10 in quality starts, WHIP, and batting average allowed. On Wednesday, they’ll send one of their arms that hasn’t had much luck lately: Shelby Miller. In his three starts this season, Miller has a despicable 9.00 ERA with an 0-3 record and at least one home run allowed in each outing. In his defense, he has struck out a fair number of guys in 14 innings pitched (18).

Unfortunately, Jarrod Dyson, their speedy starting center fielder, recently landed on the 10-day DL and won’t return until after the All-Star break.

Rockies Chasing D-Backs

With the All-Star break coming up, the Colorado Rockies are in good position. Not only will three of their sluggers appear in the game — Trevor Story, SS; Charlie Blackmon, OF; Nolan Arenado, 3B — but they’re right in the mix for a playoff spot. If the National League Postseason started today they wouldn’t be in, yet they’re within a handful of games both ways. In the Wild Card race, they’re 4.5 games back and in the NL West race, they’re 3.5 games back.

Story, Arenado, and Blackmon deserve their spots in the Midsummer Classic because they’re a huge part of the Rockies’ Top-10 offensive unit. They all have ridiculous numbers, especially when you look at them together. All three have 17-plus home runs and batting averages of .276 or higher.

On Wednesday, they’ll send German Marquez to the hill to face the D-Backs. Marques has been very consistent so far, starting 17 games with a sub-5.00 ERA.

Trends:

ARI:

  • 13-3 in the last 16 meetings vs. COL.
  • 7-1 in their last 8 road games.

COL:

  • 0-8 in their last 8 home games vs. ARI.
  • 3-8 in Marquez’s last 11 home starts.

On Wednesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies will face off at 8:40 P.M ET. It will be the second game of their three-game series and is available nationally to MLB.tv subscribers.

Despite Shelby Miller‘s struggles in 2018, he is a very good pitcher, with an impressive career resume. It’s only a matter of time before he throws a gem, and with folks looking forward to the All-Star break, Wednesday will be a good time to catch a team off-guard. Take the D-Backs here.

Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks

Casey P.

Casey Pazzalia is a former Division-II athlete and New York native. With nearly 10 years of experience, Casey picks from a contrarian viewpoint and has done it all in the sports gambling business. A family man, Casey now resides in the DMV area and contributes to many sports media outlets.

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