Colorado Rockies vs. Oakland Athletics: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 21, 2024

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May 21, 2024 8:04 AM
On Tuesday, May 21st, the struggling Colorado Rockies (15-31) travel to face the Oakland Athletics (19-30) at the Oakland Coliseum. The Athletics will look to capitalize on their slightly better form at home (10-13), while the Rockies aim to overcome their dismal road record (6-19).
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Rockies vs Athletics starting pitchers

  • Aaron Brooks for Oakland Athletics
  • Cal Quantrill for Colorado Rockies

Rockies vs Athletics statistics

Stat Rockies Athletics
Hits 384 (14th) 356 (26th)
Batting Average .246 (10th) .220 (28th)
Runs Batted In 174 (Tied-24th) 174 (Tied-24th)
Runs 182 (Tied-24th) 180 (Tied-27th)
Home Runs 37 (29th) 58 (Tied-5th)
Walks 122 (27th) 154 (Tied-12th)
Stolen Bases 21 (Tied-26th) 21 (Tied-26th)
Strikeouts 440 (6th) 472 (2nd)
Pitches 6688 (26th) 7078 (12th)

Oakland Athletics recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/19/24 @ Kansas City Royals L 8-4
5/18/24 @ Kansas City Royals L 5-3
5/17/24 @ Kansas City Royals L 6-2
5/16/24 @ Houston Astros L 8-1
5/15/24 @ Houston Astros L 3-0

Colorado Rockies recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/19/24 @ San Francisco Giants L 4-1
5/18/24 @ San Francisco Giants L 14-4
5/17/24 @ San Francisco Giants L 10-5
5/15/24 @ San Diego Padres W 8-0
5/14/24 @ San Diego Padres W 6-3

Rockies vs Athletics predictions

As the Colorado Rockies take on the Oakland Athletics, I'm expecting a big game from Ryan McMahon. With a batting average of .306 and 7 home runs on the season, McMahon has been a bright spot in the Rockies' lineup. I think he'll continue his hot streak, going 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Meanwhile, Charlie Blackmon will also have a solid outing, going 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored. And with his impressive power, I predict Brenton Doyle will smack a home run and drive in 2 runs.

On the other side, the Oakland Athletics will be relying on their offense to get the job done. Abraham Toro has been on fire lately, and I think he'll keep it up with a 2 for 4 performance, including a double and a run scored. Seth Brown will also have a good game, going 1 for 3 with an RBI. And with his speed, I predict Zack Gelof will swipe a base and score a run. Meanwhile, Aaron Brooks will have a solid outing on the mound, going 5 innings and giving up just 2 earned runs.

Based on these projections, I think the Oakland Athletics will come out on top in this one. With their strong offense and decent pitching, they'll be able to edge out the Rockies 5-4. The Athletics' bats will be too much for the Rockies' pitching staff, and they'll be able to capitalize on their scoring opportunities. It'll be a close game, but in the end, Oakland will emerge victorious.

Oakland Athletics injuries

  • Osvaldo Bido (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jack Perkins (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Norge Ruiz (SP): Out
  • Joe Boyle (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Scott Alexander (RP): 15-Day-IL

Colorado Rockies injuries

  • Evan Justice (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Gavin Hollowell (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Greg Jones (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Noah Davis (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Case Williams (SP): Day-To-Day

Rockies vs Athletics game info

Venue Oakland Coliseum
Location Oakland, California
First pitch Tue 9:40 PM
Temperature 54°
Chance of Rain 0%

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