Game 3 of their series will take place at Coors Field on Sunday afternoon between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Colorado Rockies.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have dropped four straight games and are 38-54 on the year. Pittsburgh has fallen behind 2-0 and 13-2 in the opening two games of this series. This season, the pitching staff for Pittsburgh had a 4.69 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and a.260 opponent batting average. The Pirates offence has generated 332 runs while batting.220 and securing.289 of bases. For the Pirates this year, Bryan Reynolds is hitting.261 with 15 home runs and 32 RBIs. Who will take the field on Sunday afternoon has not been disclosed by the Pirates.
The Colorado Rockies have won five straight games and are 43-49 on the year. Colorado won three of the four games it played against the Padres prior to winning the first two games of this series. The Colorado pitching staff’s stats include an opponent batting average of.272, a 4.86 ERA, and a 1.43 WHIP. This season, the Rockies’ offence has produced 424 runs while batting.262 and on-base.325 percent. For the Rockies this year, C.J. Cron has a batting average of.295 with 21 home runs and 69 RBI. Austin Gomber, who has hurled 84 innings this season and has a record of 5-7, 6.11 ERA, and 1.43 WHIP, is expected to start for Colorado.
Pittsburgh has had a very difficult season thus far and enters this game with a four-game losing streak. Pittsburgh is currently in third place in the NL Central, 12.5 games down of the Brewers in the division lead. Colorado has won five straight games, but despite being 17.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West, they are still in fourth place. Although Pittsburgh hasn’t yet revealed who will start, its collective earned run average (ERA) is among the poorest in MLB. Austin Gomber, who has pitched 16.2 innings and given up eight runs in that time, will get the start for Colorado.
Free Pick: Colorado Rockies