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Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

June 15, 2024


The Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Denver, Colorado, to face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field for Game 2 of a three-game weekend series. The first pitch of Game 2 is scheduled for 9:10 PM ET on Saturday night and will air on SportsNet Pittsburgh and Rockies TV.


Pittsburgh Pirates Team Preview


The Pittsburgh Pirates are three games below .500 this season at 33-36. However, they have two of the best rookie pitchers in baseball, Paul Skenes and Jared Jones, and one of the two, Jared Jones, will be on the mound for Game 2 of the series against the Rockies.


Jones will be making his 13th start this season. He has a record of 4-5 with an ERA of 3.27 and has recorded 79 strikeouts. He has also allowed three or fewer runs in all but one start this season and has recorded 8 quality starts in his 13 starts.


The Pirates ended their two-game losing streak following a 5-2 win in Game 1 of the series on the road against the Colorado Rockies, with Bryan Reynolds and Andrew McCutchen hitting one-run home runs and Jack Suwinski hitting a two-run home run that also scored Ke'Bryan Hayes.


The Pirates have won three straight games in the series against the Rockies, winning by an average margin of 2 runs per game during that stretch. The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to make it three straight wins in the series when they travel to face the Colorado Rockies for Game 2.


Colorado Rockies Team Preview


Colorado has lost four of its last five and is on a two-game losing streak. It has also lost three games in a row in the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates following Friday night's 2-7 loss in Game 1.


The Rockies have the 2nd worst record in the National League and the 3rd worst record in baseball this season at 24-45, which is only better than the Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins, while also having the 2nd worst run differential at -117, which is only better than the White Sox. Ryan Feltner suffered his 6th loss this season after pitching 6 ? innings in Game 1 against Pittsburgh while allowing four runs and striking out eight batters to drop his record to 1-6 on the year.


The Colorado Rockies have lost seven of the previous ten meetings in the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and have been outscored by the Pirates by an average of 5.2 to 3.1 runs per game. The Rockies will look to end their three-game losing streak in the series when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates for Game 2 on Saturday night.


Odds and Series Trends


BetNow has the Pittsburgh Pirates listed as -170 moneyline favorites on the road against the Colorado Rockies for Game 2 of the series on Saturday night. Pittsburgh has won seven of the last ten by an average margin of 2.1 runs per game and three straight in the series against Colorado by an average of 2 runs per game.


Jared Jones will be making his second start this season against the Rockies after pitching seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts in his first start, which resulted in a no-decision. Ty Blach last faced the Pirates in 2018.


Game Pick


Neither team is above .500 this season, with Colorado having the 2nd worst record in the National League and Pittsburgh being three games below .500 at 33-36. The Pirates have dominated the series over the last ten, winning seven of the previous ten by an average margin of 2.1 runs per game, including three straight by an average margin of 2 runs per game. Jared Jones didn't allow a run and struck out 10 batters in his last start against the Rockies earlier this season.


Take the run line for the Pittsburgh Pirates at -1.5 when they travel to face the Colorado Rockies for Game 2 of the series on Saturday.


Spooky Express Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -1.5 (-115)