Start Time: April 22 2018, 3:10 PM
The Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies have split the first two games of this series with the Cubs posting a 16-5 victory in the opener on Friday and the Rockies winning 5-2 yesterday.
I like the Cubs here in the rubber match with left-hander Jose Quintana (1-1, 8.16 ERA) on the hill. Quintana has been lit up in two of his three starts this season, but he is 1-0 with a solid 3.65 ERA in two career starts against the Rockies, who counter with German Marquez (1-1, 4.34). The right-hander is 1-1 with a 4.34 ERA in four starts on the season and 1-0, 0.82 ERA in two career starts against the Cubs, but he has been tagged with seven runs on eight hits and six walks in 7 2/3 frames here at Coors Field.
The Rockies are dead last in the National League with a .218 batting average while the Cubs have the potential to score plenty of run if things go their way; note that they’ve averaged 9.4 runs in their nine wins on the season.
Cubs are 29-7 in their last 36 road games vs. a right-handed starter. Rockies are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
Free pick on Chicago Cubs.
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