Colorado Rockies vs. Oakland Athletics: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 22, 2024

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May 22, 2024 6:25 AM
The Oakland Athletics, currently leading the series 1-0, look to capitalize on their home-field advantage at the Oakland Coliseum as they host the struggling Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 9:40 PM. The Athletics, with a respectable 11-13 home record, aim to extend their lead against the Rockies, who have struggled on the road with a dismal 6-20 record.
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Rockies vs Athletics starting pitchers

  • Mitch Spence for Oakland Athletics
  • Austin Gomber 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
5/21/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 5-4
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

Colorado Rockies recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/21/24 @ Oakland Athletics L 5-4
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

Rockies vs Athletics predictions

As the Colorado Rockies take on the Oakland Athletics, I'm expecting big things from a few key players. Ryan McMahon, the Rockies' third baseman, has been on a hot streak lately, and I predict he'll continue his momentum with a multi-hit game, including a home run. Meanwhile, Elias Diaz, the Rockies' catcher, has been quietly putting together a solid season, and I think he'll come through with a clutch RBI single to help his team's cause. And don't count out Charlie Blackmon, who always seems to come up big in key situations - I think he'll drive in a run or two with a timely double.

On the other side of the diamond, the Oakland Athletics have their own set of stars looking to shine. Brent Rooker, the Athletics' right fielder, has been mashing the ball lately, and I predict he'll continue his power surge with a home run of his own. Meanwhile, Abraham Toro, the Athletics' second baseman, has been a steady presence in the lineup, and I think he'll come through with a pair of hits and a run scored. And don't sleep on J.D. Davis, who's been quietly putting together a solid season - I think he'll come through with a big hit to drive in a run.

Based on these projections, I think the Athletics have the edge in this one. With their powerful offense and solid pitching, I predict they'll come out on top, 6-4. The Rockies will put up a good fight, but in the end, the Athletics' depth and firepower will prove too much for them to handle. Of course, anything can happen in baseball, but I think the Athletics are the safer bet in this one.

Oakland Athletics injuries

  • Joe Boyle (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Osvaldo Bido (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jack Perkins (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Norge Ruiz (SP): Out
  • Miguel Andujar (LF): 10-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 Wed 9:40 PM
Temperature 56°
Chance of Rain 1%

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