On Saturday, the Arizona Diamondbacks play the second game of a three-game series at Coors Field in Mile High City against the Colorado Rockies.
Arizona was off Thursday, but lost its last game 5-4 on Wednesday to San Francisco. Colorado lost to Cincinnati on Thursday 7-5 as the Reds hit a walk-off home run in the 13th inning against the Rockies.
The Rockies scored three of their runs in the first five innings off starter Tyler Mahle and led at one point 3-1. The Rockies are now a half game behind the Diamondbacks in the NL West in second place. The two open this series on Friday with the NL West lead on the line.
David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with a .256 batting average and team highs in home runs with 10 and hits with 55. Daniel Descalso leads the D-Backs with 30 RBIs. Arizona has a team batting average of .218 while opposing hitters are averaging .231 at the plate against Diamondbacks pitching. On Saturday, Arizona will send Matt Koch to the mound. The right-hander this season is 4-3 with an ERA of 3.76, 31 Ks and 13 BBs.
Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with a .325 batting average and team highs in hits with 68 and home runs with 12. Trevor Story leads the team in RBIs with 41. Colorado has a team batting average of .244 while opposing hitters are averaging .259 at the plate against Rockies pitching. On Saturday, Colorado will send Chad Bettis to the mound. The right-hander this season is 4-1 with an ERA of 4.02, 47 Ks and 22 BBs.