Rockies look to stop 3-game skid against Pirates
Denver; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado enters the game as losers of their last three games.
The Rockies are 34-32 in home games. Colorado leads the National League in hitting with a .269 batting average, Charlie Blackmon leads the club with an average of .319.
The Pirates have gone 28-40 away from home. Pittsburgh ranks sixth in the MLB in hitting with a .265 batting average, Bryan Reynolds leads the club with an average of .331. The Pirates won the last meeting 11-8. Trevor Williams earned his seventh victory and Kevin Newman went 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs for Pittsburgh. Chi Chi Gonzalez registered his sixth loss for Colorado.
TOP PERFORMERS: Blackmon leads the Rockies with 70 extra base hits and is slugging .584. Nolan Arenado is 14-for-36 with three doubles, four home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 2-8, .273 batting average, 6.25 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Pirates: 6-4, .284 batting average, 5.70 ERA, outscored by three runs
Rockies Injuries: Scott Oberg: (arm), German Marquez: (arm), Jon Gray: (foot), Kyle Freeland: (groin), Chad Bettis: (hip), Tyler Anderson: (knee), Raimel Tapia: (hand), David Dahl: (ankle), Brendan Rodgers: (shoulder).
Pirates Injuries: Jameson Taillon: (elbow), Chris Stratton: (torso), Edgar Santana: (elbow), Yefry Ramirez: (calf), Chad Kuhl: (elbow), Clay Holmes: (quad), Nick Burdi: (biceps), Chris Archer: (shoulder), Gregory Polanco: (shoulder), Lonnie Chisenhall: (finger).