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.


Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

G Cole (10-2) ERA: 2.52

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 14, 2018DETW9-1O5.2$37.00
Jul 9, 2018OAKL0-2U6-$100.00
Jul 4, 2018TEXW5-4U5$57.00

Tyler Anderson (6-3) ERA: 3.72

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 15, 2018SEAW4-3U6$64.00
Jul 10, 2018ARIL3-5U6-$100.00
Jul 4, 2018SFW1-0U8$79.00


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

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Jun 13, 20175-2PIT731133Win
May 20, 20162-1PIT7101110Win
Apr 26, 20169-4PIT684223Win
Aug 2, 20134-2COL5.133326Loss

Colorado Rockies – Tyler Anderson

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
No Recent Starts vs. Opponent.


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense5.0554.9424
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense5.6715.7829
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.9063.211
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense5.5443.081

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Jun 18, 2015HOU8COL410010.5OCollin McHugh (R)David Hale (R)137261711
Jun 17, 2015HOU8COL4-10510.5OBrett Oberholtzer (L)Kyle Kendrick (R)1394057
Jun 16, 2015COL5HOU8-1768.5OChris Rusin (L)Vince Velasquez (R)911441310
Jun 15, 2015COL3HOU6-1837.5OChad Bettis (R)Dallas Keuchel (L)592359
May 30, 2013HOU7COL5-2259.5OLucas Harrell (R)Juan Nicasio (R)11114576
May 29, 2013HOU6COL3-22510UErik Bedard (L)Tyler Chatwood (R)10926126
May 28, 2013COL2HOU11559UJorge De La Rosa (L)Jordan Lyles (R)854266
May 27, 2013COL2HOU31308.5UJhoulys Chacin (R)Bud Norris (R)13945914
May 31, 2012HOU5COL11-1229OBud Norris (R)Jeremy Guthrie (R)14150547
May 30, 2012HOU5COL13-16610OLucas Harrell (R)Christian Friedrich (L)15142488

MLB Betting Odds and Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Houston Astros

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 105-53-42-15-50-06-42-23-3
vs Div30-148-1022-430-140-020-22-216-814-6
vs AL61-3328-2033-1360-301-345-44-521-1640-17
vs NL5-34-11-25-30-01-71-04-3

Colorado Rockies

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 107-35-12-25-02-25-53-24-1
vs Div23-2310-1113-1216-1110-1021-21-411-1112-12
vs AL7-44-13-34-33-14-6-14-23-2
vs NL46-4219-2227-2027-2122-1940-42-618-1728-25
Team Last 5 Games

Houston Astros

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 22, 2018LAA5-14L-1238.5L McCullers4.1A HeaneyA
Jul 21, 2018LAA7-0W-1808J Verlander6N TropeanoA
Jul 20, 2018LAA3-1W-1098.5D Keuchel7.2T SkaggsA
Jul 15, 2018DET3-6L-4207.5J Verlander6F LirianoH
Jul 14, 2018DET9-1W-2737G Cole5.2Michael FulmerH

Colorado Rockies

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 22, 2018ARI1-6L1617.5Antonio Senzatela5.1Z GreinkeA
Jul 21, 2018ARI6-5W1318Kyle Freeland5Zack GodleyA
Jul 20, 2018ARI11-10W1387.5German Marquez5Robbie RayA
Jul 15, 2018SEA4-3W-15711Tyler Anderson6M LeakeH
Jul 14, 2018SEA4-1W-17412Jon Gray7.1W LeBlancH

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