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Colorado Rockies vs. Boston Red Sox Preview and Predictions 05-15-2019 in MLB


A two-game interleague series between the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox features the four players with the most extra-base hits in the majors since 2015. Colorado's duo did its part in the series opener, negating a record-setting effort by Boston's pitching staff and putting the Rockies in position to complete a two-game sweep of the host Red Sox on Wednesday night.

Nolan Arenado, who has a majors-best 359 extra-base hits in the past four-plus seasons, and Charlie Blackmon -- tied for third with J.D. Martinez -- each swatted two-run homers as Colorado snapped Boston's five-game winning streak. Mark Reynolds' 11th-inning RBI single was the difference in the 5-4 victory for the Rockies, who prevailed despite tying a franchise mark by striking out a staggering 24 times. Rookie Michael Chavis, Martinez and Rafael Devers hit solo homers for the Red Sox, who were unable to protect a three-run lead and suffered only their third defeat in 14 games. Boston lost despite setting a major league record by registering 21 strikeouts in nine innings, including 17 from ace Chris Sale -- the most ever recorded by a pitcher in seven frames.

TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Colorado), NESN (Boston)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Rockies RH German Marquez (4-2, 3.43 ERA) vs. Red Sox LH Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2, 4.53)

Marquez tied a season high by giving up 10 hits but he managed to limit the damage to two runs while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings in a victory over the San Diego Padres last time out. It marked only the third time in nine starts this season that the 24-year-old Venezuelan failed to pitch six innings, although he was tagged for nine runs and three homers over his previous two turns. Marquez is 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA and .125 batting average against in four starts away from Coors Field.



Rodriguez has shown steady improvement since he was rocked for 12 runs and 16 hits in losing his first two starts of the season and is coming off his best effort, tossing seven scoreless innings against Seattle on Friday to hike his record to 4-0 in his last six turns. It was the third time in four starts he allowed one run or less and marked the fourth time during his unbeaten streak that he worked six innings. Rodriguez is 3-0 in four home starts, holding opposing hitters to a .193 batting average.

WALK-OFFS

1. Devers is 13-for-27 with two homers and eight RBIs during a six-game hitting streak.

2. Blackmon has four homers in the past three games and six blasts and 12 RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak.

3. Boston LHP David Price (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday before a decision is made on his next start.

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Stadium

Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Capacity: 37,402

Last Injuries

Boston Red Sox

  • Chris Sale

    Elbow
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Sale has been placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. He had a PRP injection in his left elbow and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

  • David Price

    Wrist
    Ques Sun | 10-day IL

    Price has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a triangular fibrocartilage complex cyst in his left wrist. It is unknown if he will be activated in time for Sunday's contest against the Padres.

  • Brock Holt

    Personal
    Prob Sat | probable

    Holt was away from the team due to a personal matter but he will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's clash versus the Orioles.

  • Steve Pearce

    Back
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Pearce has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a lower-back strain. He has suffered a partially torn PCL in his rehabilitation and is in danger of missing the remainder of the season.

  • Dustin Pedroia

    Knee
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Pedroia has been shifted to the 60-day injured list while he recovers from a left knee joint preservation procedure. He is likely to miss the remainder of the season.

  • Steven Wright

    Toe
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Wright is on the 10-day injured list due to a right big toe contusion. He also received a PRP injection in his right elbow and is in danger of missing the remainder of the season.

  • Rafael Devers

    Rest
    Ques Sat | questionable

    DEvers is not expected to be in the starting lineup against the Blue Jays on Saturday as he is likely to be given a day of rest.

  • Andrew Benintendi

    Rest
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Benintendi is likely absent from the starting lineup for Saturday's game versus the Blue Jays as he is expected to receive a day of rest.

Colorado Rockies

  • Tony Wolters

    Ankle
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Wolters twisted his ankle in the previous game, and it is unknown if he will play against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

  • Chad Bettis

    Hip
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Bettis has been designated for the 10-day injured list with a left hip impingement, and it is unclear when he will be able to return to the roster.

  • Scott Oberg

    Arm
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Oberg has been moved to the 60-day injured list after having a season-ending procedure to remove an axillary artery thrombosis in his right arm.

  • Daniel Murphy

    Rest
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Murphy is not expected to be in the starting lineup for Friday's contest against the Marlins as he is likely to receive a day of rest.

  • Jon Gray

    Ankle
    Prob Fri | probable

    Gray missed his last outing due to left ankle soreness, but he is expected to take the mound against the Marlins on Friday.

  • Daniel Murphy

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Murphy is likely to be held out of the starting lineup against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday as he is expected to be given a day of rest.

  • Daniel Murphy

    Rest
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Murphy is not expected to be in the lineup Sunday against the Padres as he likely will be given the day to rest.

colorado-rockies Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Peter Lambert 12 12 20 2 7 0 0 0 2 7 0 6 0 .350 .350 .409
Charlie Blackmon 106 104 455 94 149 33 7 27 70 277 2 85 4 .327 .609 .373
Nolan Arenado 123 119 469 80 142 24 2 30 94 260 2 71 2 .303 .554 .363
David Dahl 100 92 374 67 113 28 5 15 61 196 4 110 4 .302 .524 .353
Tom Murphy 53 50 184 23 54 9 1 16 35 113 2 67 0 .293 .614 .325
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Bryan Shaw 56 0 180 51 3 58 8 1 36 0 0 5 23 982
Carlos Estevez 55 0 170 67 1 58 10 1 29 0 0 2 21 1007
Scott Oberg 49 0 168 58 0 39 5 2 18 0 0 3 23 898
Wade Davis 42 0 109 38 1 43 6 0 31 0 0 9 23 704
Jairo Diaz 40 0 119 46 1 40 7 0 23 0 0 3 13 625
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Tony Wolters 93 81 0 34 17 1 0 5
Chris Iannetta 52 38 0 19 4 3 0 2
Tom Murphy 53 50 1 13 8 3 0 3
Antonio Senzatela 17 17 0 0 0 1 0 0
Brendan Rodgers 25 18 0 0 0 5 0 0