Colorado Rockies vs Cincinnati Reds Picks and Predictions June 4th 2024

Colorado Rockies vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Tue, Jun 4, 20:40 pm.
Colorado Rockies
ML: 110
Cincinnati Reds
ML: -130

Ty Blach Aims to End Rockies’ Losing Streak in Crucial Matchup Against Reds

The Colorado Rockies, having clawed their way back from a disastrous start to the season, are once again grappling with a losing streak. Dropping three straight games has brought them to a crucial juncture. As they host the Cincinnati Reds in Denver for the second of a three-game series, the Rockies turn to left-hander Ty Blach, hoping his recent form can halt their downward spiral.

Ty Blach: The Rockies’ Hope

Blach (2-2, 4.15 ERA) will face the Reds for the seventh time in his career, aiming to improve his record against them. Historically, Blach has struggled against Cincinnati with a 6.27 ERA, but his recent outings suggest a potential turnaround.

Recent Performances

Blach’s last two starts have been promising. On May 24, he pitched 6 2/3 innings against the Philadelphia Phillies, followed by a season-high seven innings against the Cleveland Guardians. Allowing just two runs in each game, he played a pivotal role in securing victories for the Rockies.

From Triple-A to Key Starter

Starting the season in Triple-A due to spring training struggles, Blach has made significant improvements. His stint in Albuquerque helped him regain confidence, leading to effective performances upon his return to the major leagues in April. Initially pitching out of the bullpen, Blach has been a full-time starter since May 12, contributing to the Rockies’ brief resurgence.

Challenges and Adaptations

Blach’s early season issues stemmed from difficulties in high-pressure situations during spring training. His time in the minors was instrumental in addressing these problems, allowing him to refine his approach and build confidence.

Frankie Montas: Reds’ Righty on the Mound
Opposing Blach will be Frankie Montas (2-4, 4.60 ERA), who has also faced his share of challenges. Despite a strong start to the season with a six-inning scoreless debut for the Reds, Montas has struggled since returning from an injury. Cincinnati has lost all five of his starts since May 7.

Montas’ Battle Against the Rockies

Montas has a 5.02 ERA in his three previous starts against the Rockies. His performance against St. Louis in his last outing saw him give up three runs on six hits over six innings, resulting in a loss.

Reds’ Offensive Potential

Cincinnati’s offense showed promise in the series opener with a 13-3 victory, marking a season high in runs and hits. The return of TJ Friedl, who contributed two hits in just his 11th game of the season, has bolstered the Reds’ lineup.

Manager’s Insights

Reds’ manager David Bell emphasizes Friedl’s importance to the team’s style of play, both on and off the field. Friedl’s consistent performance and competitive spirit are vital to the team’s dynamics.

As the Rockies and Reds face off in this critical game, all eyes will be on Ty Blach. If he can replicate his recent form, the Rockies have a solid chance to break their losing streak and edge closer to stability. Meanwhile, Frankie Montas and the Reds’ offense will aim to build on their momentum from the series opener.

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Colorado Rockies
O 11
Cincinnati Reds
U 11
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