Rockies face the Reds after Gray’s strong showing
Denver; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Jon Gray. Gray went seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits with six strikeouts against Cincinnati.
The Rockies are 25-19 on their home turf. Colorado has hit 117 home runs as a team this season. Nolan Arenado leads them with 20, averaging one every 17.2 at-bats.
The Reds are 17-26 on the road. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 3.80, Tyler Mahle paces the staff with a mark of 4.57. The Rockies won the last meeting 3-2. Jairo Diaz earned his second victory and Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Colorado. David Hernandez took his fifth loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Arenado leads the Rockies with 67 RBIs and is batting .308. David Dahl is 9-for-38 with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 3-7, .273 batting average, 6.21 ERA, outscored by 17 runs
Reds: 5-5, .239 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored by 14 runs