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Astros All-Star Cole Faces Anderson, Rockies on Tuesday

Colorado Rockies

Rockies Look to Stay Within Striking Distance in NL West

The Houston Astros will visit the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday in the most intriguing pitching matchup of the night. The Astros are on the verge of running away with the AL West. Colorado has to keep playing well to keep up with the streaking Dodgers in the NL.

TV: 8:40 p.m. ET, AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Houston), AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Colorado).

PITCHING MATCHUP: Astros RH Gerrit Cole (10-2, 2.52 ERA) vs. Rockies LH Tyler Anderson (6-3, 3.72).

Odds: The Astros are -145 on the moneyline. The total is sitting at 10.

Cole is on Fire for the Astros

With a 2.52 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP, the All-Star Cole has been one of the best pitchers this season. Houston has won seven of his last nine starts overall. He has improved to 10-2 on the season over that span.

The veteran righty has been just as good on the road as he has been at home, going 6-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 10 road starts this season.

Cole was outstanding in his last start. He allowed one run, three hits and four walks while striking out eight in 5 2/3 innings of a 9-1 victory over Detroit. This was on on July 14,  and he reached 10 wins for the fifth time in his six major-league seasons.

The 27-year-old’s strikeout total is fifth-best in baseball. He has yielded one earned run or fewer in four of his last five starts. Cole boasts a 0.98 WHIP this season.

Nolan Arenado is 5-for-11 with two home runs for the Rockies against Cole. The rest of the active Rockies are 8-for-48 versus Cole. He is 3-1 with a 2.49 ERA in four starts against them. This includes a victory in his only start at Coors Field in 2016 when he permitted two earned runs in six innings.

Alex Bregman (.282, 20 home runs, 66 RBIs), the MVP of the All-Star Game, has reached base safely in 25 straight contests. That is the longest active streak in the majors. He is hitting .333 during that stretch. Bregman had a 31-game on-base run earlier this season.

Rockies are 15-6 in Tough Stretch of MLB Season

Colorado will send Anderson to the mound Tuesday night. Despite having to overcome the difficulties of pitching at home at Coors Field, the veteran lefty is 6-3 with a 3.72 ERA this season. Anderson is just 2-3 with a 3.94 ERA in his 10 home starts this season.

However, it’s worth noting that Anderson has held opponents to two earned runs or less in each of his last four starts dating back to June 29.

Tuesday’s game will mark the first of four head-to-head meetings between the Rockies and Astros this season.

The Colorado Rockies have played a team with a winning record each game since June 26. They could continue to do so until Aug. 19th. That is a rough stretch.

Colorado has started the challenging stretch 15-6. They sit within striking distance of first place in the National League West and an NL wild-card spot.

The Astros have the highest road winning percentage in baseball at .694. Their 34 wins away from home are the second-most in the majors to Boston.

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Houston 66-36 -$61.00 22-16 44-20 65-34 1-2 46-51-5 1.84
Colorado 53-46 $918.00 22-19 31-27 31-28 22-18 44-48-7 -0.04
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

G Cole (10-2) ERA: 2.52

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 14, 2018 DET W 9-1 O 5.2 $37.00
Jul 9, 2018 OAK L 0-2 U 6 -$100.00
Jul 4, 2018 TEX W 5-4 U 5 $57.00

Tyler Anderson (6-3) ERA: 3.72

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 15, 2018 SEA W 4-3 U 6 $64.00
Jul 10, 2018 ARI L 3-5 U 6 -$100.00
Jul 4, 2018 SF W 1-0 U 8 $79.00

Bullpen

Houston’s relievers have pitched 8 innings in the last 3 games.
Colorado’s relievers have pitched 10.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Houston Astros – G Cole

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 13, 2017 5-2 PIT 7 3 1 1 3 3 Win
May 20, 2016 2-1 PIT 7 10 1 1 1 0 Win
Apr 26, 2016 9-4 PIT 6 8 4 2 2 3 Win
Aug 2, 2013 4-2 COL 5.1 3 3 3 2 6 Loss

Colorado Rockies – Tyler Anderson

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
No Recent Starts vs. Opponent.

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 5.05 5 4.94 24
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 5.67 1 5.78 29
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.90 6 3.21 1
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.54 4 3.08 1

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Jun 18, 2015 HOU 8 COL 4 100 10.5 O Collin McHugh (R) David Hale (R) 13 7 2 6 17 11
Jun 17, 2015 HOU 8 COL 4 -105 10.5 O Brett Oberholtzer (L) Kyle Kendrick (R) 13 9 4 0 5 7
Jun 16, 2015 COL 5 HOU 8 -176 8.5 O Chris Rusin (L) Vince Velasquez (R) 9 11 4 4 13 10
Jun 15, 2015 COL 3 HOU 6 -183 7.5 O Chad Bettis (R) Dallas Keuchel (L) 5 9 2 3 5 9
May 30, 2013 HOU 7 COL 5 -225 9.5 O Lucas Harrell (R) Juan Nicasio (R) 11 11 4 5 7 6
May 29, 2013 HOU 6 COL 3 -225 10 U Erik Bedard (L) Tyler Chatwood (R) 10 9 2 6 12 6
May 28, 2013 COL 2 HOU 1 155 9 U Jorge De La Rosa (L) Jordan Lyles (R) 8 5 4 2 6 6
May 27, 2013 COL 2 HOU 3 130 8.5 U Jhoulys Chacin (R) Bud Norris (R) 13 9 4 5 9 14
May 31, 2012 HOU 5 COL 11 -122 9 O Bud Norris (R) Jeremy Guthrie (R) 14 15 0 5 4 7
May 30, 2012 HOU 5 COL 13 -166 10 O Lucas Harrell (R) Christian Friedrich (L) 15 14 2 4 8 8

MLB Betting Odds and Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Houston Astros

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 66-36 32-21 34-15 65-33 1-3 46-51-5 22-16 44-20
Last 10 5-5 3-4 2-1 5-5 0-0 6-4 2-2 3-3
vs Div 30-14 8-10 22-4 30-14 0-0 20-22-2 16-8 14-6
vs AL 61-33 28-20 33-13 60-30 1-3 45-44-5 21-16 40-17
vs NL 5-3 4-1 1-2 5-3 0-0 1-7 1-0 4-3

Colorado Rockies

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 53-46 23-23 30-23 31-24 25-20 44-48-7 22-19 31-27
Last 10 7-3 5-1 2-2 5-0 2-2 5-5 3-2 4-1
vs Div 23-23 10-11 13-12 16-11 10-10 21-21-4 11-11 12-12
vs AL 7-4 4-1 3-3 4-3 3-1 4-6-1 4-2 3-2
vs NL 46-42 19-22 27-20 27-21 22-19 40-42-6 18-17 28-25
Team Last 5 Games

Houston Astros

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 22, 2018 LAA 5-14 L -123 8.5 L McCullers 4.1 A Heaney A
Jul 21, 2018 LAA 7-0 W -180 8 J Verlander 6 N Tropeano A
Jul 20, 2018 LAA 3-1 W -109 8.5 D Keuchel 7.2 T Skaggs A
Jul 15, 2018 DET 3-6 L -420 7.5 J Verlander 6 F Liriano H
Jul 14, 2018 DET 9-1 W -273 7 G Cole 5.2 Michael Fulmer H

Colorado Rockies

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 22, 2018 ARI 1-6 L 161 7.5 Antonio Senzatela 5.1 Z Greinke A
Jul 21, 2018 ARI 6-5 W 131 8 Kyle Freeland 5 Zack Godley A
Jul 20, 2018 ARI 11-10 W 138 7.5 German Marquez 5 Robbie Ray A
Jul 15, 2018 SEA 4-3 W -157 11 Tyler Anderson 6 M Leake H
Jul 14, 2018 SEA 4-1 W -174 12 Jon Gray 7.1 W LeBlanc H

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