Pirates to start Archer in home opener against Colorado
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Rockies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
The Pirates are 9-9 on their home turf. Pittsburgh has slugged .390 this season. Francisco Liriano leads the team with a 1.000 slugging percentage.
The Rockies are 11-14 on the road. Colorado is slugging .437 as a unit. Nolan Arenado leads the team with a slugging percentage of .578. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
Arenado leads the Rockies with 11 home runs and has 35 RBIs. Daniel Murphy is 3-for-25 with two doubles and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 6-4, .283 batting average, 5.86 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Rockies: 4-6, .271 batting average, 5.87 ERA, outscored by one run
Pirates Injuries: Trevor Williams: 10-day IL (right side strain), Jameson Taillon: 60-day IL (elbow), Edgar Santana: 60-day IL (elbow), Chad Kuhl: 60-day IL (elbow), Keone Kela: 10-day IL (shoulder), Nick Burdi: 60-day IL (biceps), Corey Dickerson: 10-day IL (shoulder), Lonnie Chisenhall: 10-day IL (finger), Jung Ho Kang: 10-day IL (side), Erik Gonzalez: 60-day IL (collarbone).