Houston Astros vs. Colorado Rockies
The Houston Astros and the Colorado Rockies face off on Tuesday afternoon in game two of their interleague series. The Rockies are -160 favorites over the Rockies with an over/under run total set at 9.
The Houston Astros moved a game further from the worst record in the Majors as they got the series-opening win on Monday in extra innings against the Rockies. Jose Altuve had two hits, Carlos Pena had a hit and two RBI’s, and Jason Castro had a hit and scored a run as the Astros scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Bud Norris allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out three over 7.0 innings but he didn’t factor in the decision as Paul Clemens got the win to go to 2-2 on the year. For Tuesday’s game the Astros start Jordan Lyles who has a winning record despite playing for a team who has barely won a third of their games. For the season Lyles has allowed 31 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 20 over 25 innings for a 2-1 record and a 5.40 ERA.
The Colorado Rockies are battling it out at the top on the NL West but they missed a chance to gain some ground losing to the Astros in 12 innings on Monday. Carlos Gonzalez had three hits and Eric Young, Wilin Rosario, Nolan Arenado, and Charlie Blackmon each had two hits as the Rockies scored two runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin allowed five hits and two runs while striking out nine over 7.0 innings but wasn’t around for the decision when Wilton Lopez took the loss to fall to 1-2 on the season. For Tuesday’s game the Rockies start Jorge De La Rosa who has won his last four starts. For the season De La Rosa has allowed 53 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 34 over 55.2 innings for a 6-3 record and a 3.40 ERA.
Houston is 21-46 in their last 67 home games, 38-103 in their last 41 games as a home underdog, and 0-8 in Lyles’ last eight interleague starts. Colorado is 19-8 in their last 27 games as a favorite, 6-22 in their last 28 interleague games, and 3-8 in De La Rosa’s last 11 road starts. Colorado is 11-21 in their last 42 games in Houston.
Colorado should bounce back here and while they have had little to no success in Houston over the years this looks like a spot where they can reverse that trend.
Colorado Rockies -160 Houston Astros