Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 3, 2024

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Jun 3, 2024 6:12 AM
On Monday, June 3rd, the Colorado Rockies, holding a 13-14 home record, will host the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. The Reds, with a 12-16 road record, will look to capitalize on the Rockies' struggling 21-37 overall record. Expect a competitive matchup as these two teams clash in Denver.
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Reds vs Rockies starting pitchers

  • Ryan Feltner for Colorado Rockies
  • Andrew Abbott for Cincinnati Reds

Reds vs Rockies statistics

Stat Reds Rockies
Hits 418 (29th) 489 (Tied-10th)
Batting Average .220 (29th) .247 (10th)
Runs Batted In 226 (Tied-20th) 226 (Tied-20th)
Runs 242 (20th) 238 (22nd)
Home Runs 54 (Tied-20th) 49 (26th)
Walks 205 (7th) 164 (27th)
Stolen Bases 88 (2nd) 31 (Tied-22nd)
Strikeouts 548 (6th) 551 (5th)
Pitches 8548 (19th) 8443 (23rd)

Colorado Rockies recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/2/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers L 4-0
6/1/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers L 4-1
5/31/24 @ Los Angeles Dodgers W 4-1
5/29/24 vs Cleveland Guardians W 7-4
5/28/24 vs Cleveland Guardians L 13-7

Cincinnati Reds recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/2/24 @ Chicago Cubs W 5-2
6/1/24 @ Chicago Cubs L 7-5
5/31/24 @ Chicago Cubs W 5-4
5/29/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals L 5-3
5/28/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals L 7-1

Reds vs Rockies predictions

As the Cincinnati Reds gear up to face off against the Colorado Rockies, all eyes are likely to be on Andrew Abbott, who's been showing solid form on the mound this season. With an ERA of 3.29 and a WHIP of 1.13 over 63 innings, Abbott's presence boosts confidence. However, with the Rockies' tendency for surprising hits, Abbott might allow a couple of home runs despite racking up the strikeouts. At the plate, Elly De La Cruz and Spencer Steer are the ones to watch. De La Cruz has showcased his power with 9 homers already, while Steer is proving crucial with his team-high 35 RBIs. Given the overall stats, these fellows could be key in putting up some serious numbers.

Flipping the script to the Colorado Rockies, Ryan Feltner's numbers might not inspire the same confidence with an ERA of 5.46 and a WHIP of 1.50. Interestingly though, he's nearly neck-and-neck with Abbott when it comes to strikeouts, suggesting he's not going down without a fight. Offensively, Elias Diaz and Ryan McMahon look promising. Diaz, hitting at an impressive .301, could find gaps in the Reds' defense, while McMahon will aim to add to his 10 home runs. Their performance will be critical if they are hoping to tilt the scales in favor of the Rockies.

Predicting the winner here leans slightly more towards the Reds, considering their recent form and the depth in their lineup. While both pitchers have their vulnerabilities, Abbott seems more likely to handle the pressure better than Feltner. Coupled with Cincinnati's slightly superior batting and speed on bases, they appear poised to edge out in what might be a close contest at Coors Field. Yet, as always in baseball, don't count out a surprise twist from the Rockies, especially with their home field advantage.

Colorado Rockies injuries

  • Nolan Jones (LF): 10-Day-IL
  • Jake Bird (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Evan Justice (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Ryan Rolison (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Gavin Hollowell (RP): Day-To-Day

Cincinnati Reds injuries

  • Emilio Pagan (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Ty Floyd (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Connor Overton (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Brandon Williamson (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Christian Encarnacion-Strand (1B): 10-Day-IL

Reds vs Rockies game info

Venue Coors Field
Location Denver, Colorado
First pitch Mon 8:40 PM
Temperature 82°
Chance of Rain 14%

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