Colorado Rockies (49-81) vs Atlanta Braves (84-45)
Game Info: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Peter Lambert (3-4) (4.92) vs Charlie Morton (13-10) (3.37)
Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies +207 / Atlanta Braves -250 --- Over/Under: 12 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies will host the Atlanta Braves for game two of their three-game set this Tuesday from Coors Field. Atlanta poured it on in game one with a ten-run victory, 14-4.
Braves Preview & Projected Starter
Atlanta moved to 85-45 after defeating Colorado. The Braves took off in the seventh inning last night, and they’ll look to have another big night at the plate here in game two. The Atlanta offense is scoring 3.83 runs per game, while batting .270, with a .339 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.67 ERA, with a 1.26 WHIP.
Charlie Morton (13-10, 3.37 ERA, 157 Ks) will get the ball for Atlanta. The veteran righty completed his vendetta against New York last week, tossing seven shutout innings versus the Mets en route to his third straight win over the Empire State. Uncle Charlie looked great in two home starts, and after surpassing the 10-K mark in both contest, he’ll look to bring that same energy to Coors this Tuesday.
Braves Player Trends & Props
• Ronald Acuna Jr. powered the game one victory by producing five runs, and he’s leading Atlanta in batting (.335) and hits (174), with 29 HR and 79 RBI.
• Matt Olson has totaled multiple bases in four straight games, and he leads the NL in home runs (43) and RBI (112).
• Austin Riley homered in Monday’s win, and he’s posting splits of .274/31/81.
• Marcell Ozuna has plated a run in six of the last seven games, and he’s posting a line of .265/29/71.
Rockies Preview & Projected Starter
Colorado moved to 49-82 after losing to Atlanta. The Rockies were simply outmatched by the Braves in the series opener, and they’ll attempt to bounce back here in game two. The Colorado offense is scoring 4.5 runs per game, while batting .256, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.70 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP.
Peter Lambert (3-4, 4.92 ERA, 62 Ks) will get the call for Colorado. The third-year pitcher held his own in Tampa last time out, striking out six, while holding the Rays to two runs through five innings. Lambert has held clubs to three runs or less in five of the last seven games, but four of those contests came away from Coors.
Rockies Player Trends & Props
• Ryan McMahon homered in the game one loss, and he leads Colorado in hits (117), home runs (22), and RBI (67).
• Elias Diaz has produced a run in seven of the previous nine games, and he’s posting splits of .274/13/62.
• Charlie Blackmon has collected multiple hits in four of the last five contests, and he’s batting .291, with 32 RBI thru 69 games.
• Ezequiel Tovar has recorded a hit in seven of the last ten games, and he’s hitting.258, with fifteen homers and 60 runs batted in.
Corey’s Free Pick
Atlanta bounced back in a big way to return to the win column last night, and while I believe they double down with a second straight victory, the magic number may be worth targeting. Colorado left some runs on the board themselves on Monday, and there’s a good chance they produce at home against a veteran Charlie Morton. Atlanta should win, but let’s take the Over for this Tuesday evening matchup.