On Saturday, the Cincinnati Reds visit Coors Field for the second game of a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies.
Cincinnati defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday 5-4, as Eugenio Suarez smacked a grand slam and Jesse Winker hit a solo homer. The Reds won two of three games in their series with the Pirates.
Colorado lost its second consecutive games on Wednesday to the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 and was off on Thursday before welcoming the Reds to Mile High City and Coors Field. Colorado has lost four of its last five.
Scooter Gennett leads the Reds with a .321 batting average and team highs in hits with 59 and home runs with nine. Eugenio Suarez has the team lead in RBIs with 38. Cincinnati has a team batting average of .239 while opposing hitters are averaging .264 at the plate against Reds pitching. On Saturday, the Reds will send Tyler Mahle to the mound. The right hander this season is 3-6 with an ERA of 4.53, 52 Ks and 18 BBs.
Nolan Arenado leads Colorado with a .317 batting average and team high 53 hits. Charlie Blackmon leads in home runs with 12, while Trevor Story leads in RBIs with 35. Colorado has a team batting average of .228 while opposing hitters are averaging .246 at the plate against Rockies pitching. On Saturday, the Rockies will send Tyler Anderson to the mound. The left-hander this season is 3-1 with an ERA of 4.74, 47 Ks and 19 BBs.