Arizona starter Patrick Corbin (9-1, 2.49) is coming off of his first loss of the season and will look to regroup as he faces a fierce Colorado offense.
The D’Backs are coming off of an 11-1 convincing victory of Colorado in which they homered 4 times and Cody Ross picked up 5 hits on the game. Maybe the D’Backs can duplicate this performance as Roy Oswalt (0-3, 7.88) takes the mound for the Rockies.
Past His Prime
In his prime, Roy Oswalt was thought of as one of the most feared pitchers in the National League. Once a flame thrower, Oswalt can still bring at times, but the opposition has had the answer for the soon to be 36 year old right-hander.
Oswalt has managed 21 strikeouts in just 16 innings this season, but opposing hitters have hit .375 off of him in his 3 starts.
Can Roy Oswalt revert back to his days at Houston to stop Paul Goldschmidt and company? what side of the MLB odds should we be playing?
One of Baseball’s Best
Paul Goldschmidt is definitely in the top 5 hitters in all of baseball.
After a brief slump, Goldschmidt has managed to pull his average up to .305 to go along with 21 HR and 73 RBI. He’s the only hitter in the Diamondbacks lineup in double figures in home runs and leads the team in all offensive statistical categories.
That said, this is a D’Backs lineup that’s quite capable with Gerardo Parra, Martin Prado, and Cody Ross. They’re all solid complimentary players and as from Ross’s 5 hits and Prado’s home run last night, anyone is capable of coming through during clutch situations.
The D’Backs should come into this game with a lot of confidence and an undeniable advantage with starting pitching.
Sunday Night Baseball
The Los Angeles Angels are coming off of a huge 9-7 victory in 11 innings in which they scored 4 runs in the 9th inning to tie the ball game and Josh Hamilton hit a 2 run walkoff homerun in the bottom of the 11th to win it.
This can possibly get Hamilton going after an awful start to the season. The Angels are creeping steadily closer to the .500 mark and Jered Weaver (2-4, 3.79) makes the start for the Halos in front of a national audience against John Lackey (6-5, 2.81).
Weaver is almost back to his Cy-Young-like form, but still has work to do. Weaver has had 2 consecutive quality outings in which he’s only allowed 2 runs and 10 hits in 14 innings pitched. This will bode well for an Angels team that’s gradually gotten themselves back into the playoff hunt.
A lot was taken from last night’s game for Los Angeles . They picked up 17 hits in total and at least 6 players had 2 hits or more capped off by home runs from Trout, Kendrick, and Hamilton.
John Lackey will have his hands full, but he’s pitched superb this season.
In his last 4 starts, Lackey has only allowed 7 earned runs in 29 innings. Surprisingly, the Red Sox haven’t given him great run support, but Lackey has pitched so well that he hasn’t needed it. We could see a pitcher’s duel tonight.
Pick- Los Angeles/Boston UNDER 8 for your MLB Picks.
Good Luck, everyone!