Texas Rangers vs. Colorado Rockies: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 12, 2024

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May 12, 2024 6:23 AM
The Texas Rangers look to bounce back against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, May 12th at 3:10 PM at Coors Field, trailing the series 2-0. The Rockies, dominant at home with an 8-12 record, will aim to sweep the series, while the Rangers, 12-10 on the road, seek to avoid being shut out. With the Rockies' 11-28 overall record and the Rangers' 22-19 mark, this matchup promises to be an intriguing clash.
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Rangers vs Rockies starting pitchers

In the upcoming matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Colorado Rockies, Jose Urena is set to take the mound for the Rangers, bringing in a solid season with an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.29 over 25 full innings pitched. Urena’s stats suggest stability, albeit with modest strikeout numbers. On the opposing side, Dakota Hudson will start for the Rockies, struggling this season with an elevated ERA of 6.35 and a WHIP of 1.79 through 34 innings. Hudson's performance has been hindered by high hits and walks count, presenting him with significant challenges as he faces the Rangers' lineup. This pitching duel sets a stark contrast in current form and could be a defining factor in the game's outcome.

Rangers vs Rockies game preview

The Texas Rangers have been showcasing strong offensive prowess this season, underlined by their ranking in key statistical categories. They stand third in both runs scored and number of hits, indicating a potent lineup that efficiently converts plate appearances into scoring opportunities. The significant production is bolstered by players like Jonah Heim, who leads the team with a batting average of .297, and Adolis Garcia, who has been a pivotal player with 8 home runs and 30 RBIs. Their high ranking in runs batted in as well as their ability to get on base—demonstrated by their .255 average and ranking fifth in leaving runners on base—paints a picture of a team that thrives on building pressure and timely hitting. As they head into the game against the Rockies, their strategy would likely lean on exploiting their momentum in hitting to overpower the opposition, particularly with Jose Urena slated to start, bringing his experience and skill set to the mound.

In contrast, the Colorado Rockies have faced some challenges with their offense this season, which could be a concern heading into the match against the Rangers. Striking out 386 times, the second-highest in the league, the Rockies have struggled to make consistent contact, potentially stalling innings and reducing scoring chances. Despite these strikeout woes, Elias Diaz has stood out with an impressive .320 batting average, alongside Ryan McMahon who leads the team in homers and RBIs. Nonetheless, their overall lower placements in runs and hits reflect difficulties in mounting sustained offensive threats. Entrusting the mound to Dakota Hudson could prove crucial; his performance will be vital in containing the Rangers’ aggressive batting lineup. The Rockies will need to focus on maximizing their on-base opportunities and strategically managing their bullpen to navigate through Texas’ batting order effectively.

Colorado Rockies injuries

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

Texas Rangers injuries

  • Luis Mieses (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Keyber Rodriguez (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Matt Duffy (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Austin Pruitt (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Evan Carter (LF): Day-To-Day

Rangers vs Rockies predictions

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The Rangers are looking to take it to the Rockies tonight, and I'm thinking Adolis Garcia is gonna be the X-factor. I've got him going yard at least once, probably twice, and racking up 3-4 RBIs. Evan Carter's gonna have a solid game too, maybe 2-3 hits and a run scored. And don't sleep on Jonah Heim, he's gonna be a thorn in the Rockies' side with 2 hits and a walk. These guys are gonna put up some serious offense tonight.

On the other side, I think the Rockies are gonna rely heavily on Ryan McMahon to get things done. He's gotta have a big game if they wanna stay competitive - I'm thinking 2 hits, a home run, and 2 RBIs. Elias Diaz is gonna have a decent game too, maybe 2 hits and a run scored. But let's be real, the Rockies' offense just isn't clicking like they need it to. They're gonna have to rely on some timely hitting and hope their pitching can keep them in it.

In the end, I think the Rangers are gonna take this one. They're just clicking on all cylinders right now, and the Rockies are still trying to find their groove. I'm predicting a 7-4 Rangers win, with Garcia and Carter leading the charge. The Rockies will put up a fight, but in the end, they just won't be able to keep up with the Rangers' offense. Should be a fun one to watch, though.

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