The Kansas City Royals are in Colorado for the second game of their mini two games series with the Rockies. Being an interleague game the Royals and Rockies obviously don’t play each other very often but in the three games they have played so far this season the Royals have won all three.
Head to Head Trends
Royals are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado.
Kansas City Royals (-126)
The Kansas City Royals are 1st in the American League Central 2 games up on the Detroit Tigers. The Royals are the hottest team in baseball right now winning 22 of their last 27 games. The Royals have one of the better pitching staffs in the American League allowing just 3.89 runs per game but lately it’s been their bats that have been getting the job done averaging 5.50 runs per game over their last 10 games. The Royals play well on the road where they are 10 games over .500 at 37-27. On the road the Royals average 4.52 runs per game on offense while allowing just 3.58 runs per game on defense. Starting for the Royals today is lefty Danny Duffy who is 8-10 with a 2.60 ERA in 19 starts this season.
Kansas City Royals Trends
Royals are 8-1 in their last 9 road games.
Royals are 22-5 in their last 27 overall.
Royals are 5-0 in Duffys last 5 starts.
Colorado Rockies (+116)
The Colorado Rockies are 5th in the National League West 21 games back of the 1st place LA Dodgers. The Rockies are not only last in the West but they also have the worst record in the National League with just 49 wins versus 76 losses. The Rockies actually play decent at home where they are just 1 game under .500 at 31-32 but their big problem is playing on the road where they are 26 games under .500 at 18-44 which is by far the worst road record in all of baseball. At home in the thin air of Coors Field the Rockies average 5.81 runs per game on offense and allow 5.62 runs per game on defense. On the hill for the Rockies today is lefty Jorge De La Rosa who is 12-8 with a 4.32 ERA on the season.
Colorado Rockies Trends
Rockies are 15-41 in their last 56 overall.
Rockies are 45-8 in De La Rosas last 53 home starts.
I like the Royals to get it done again today and beat the Rockies. The Royals are playing better then any team in baseball right now while the Rockies have really struggled the second half of the season winning just 15 of their last 56 games.