The 2006 MLB season has been one in every of streaks for a number of groups and probably the most spectacular current one was the Oakland A’s 10 recreation streak previous to their trek to the Rocky Mountains! Oakland is one the verge of being swept by the surging Colorado Rockies and is you want enjoying house underdogs on the verge of a sweep tonight is the night time.
Actually not solely is Clint Hurdle’s workforce +112 tonight, the over/below is 9 and that’s shocking contemplating the truth that the A’s haven’t scored a run in 22 innings.
Barry Zito seeks to win his sixth straight begin on Wednesday as Oakland tries to salvage the finale of a three-game collection towards the Rockies at Coors Discipline. Zito (8-3, 3.51 ERA) is 6-Zero with a 3.28 ERA over his final seven begins, together with victories in every of his final 5. The left-hander pitched eight sturdy innings on Friday, giving up three runs and eight hits whereas putting out a season-high 11 batters in a 7-Three victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rockies (36-35) have by no means seen, as Zito has by no means confronted Colorado.
The Rockies have now recorded 4 shutout wins at Coors Discipline this season, probably the most in a single season in that stadium’s historical past. Colorado additionally registered shutouts on consecutive days at house for the primary time within the 14-year historical past of the franchise.
Slumping third baseman Eric Chavez went 0-for-Three on Tuesday. Chavez is 6-for-39 over his final 11 video games, dropping his common from .285 to .262. Oakland heart fielder Mark Kotsay returned to the lineup and went 0-for-Four after lacking the earlier 5 video games with again spasms. Kotsay had hit safely in his earlier eight video games, batting .333 (11-for-33)!
The Numbers Favor Colorado!
Matt Holliday is batting .462 (24-for-52) with 14 runs scored over his final 13 video games for Colorado, which is 5-Zero in interleague play this 12 months. The left fielder is 9-for-18 with 5 runs scored towards AL opponents this season.
Supervisor Hurdle plans to offer right-handed hitters Choo Freeman and Ryan Spilborghs begins within the outfield on Wednesday instead of left-handers.
Brad Hawpe and Cory Sullivan and the Rockies are 7-Three towards left-handed starters this season.
Colorado’s Jamey Carroll is hitting .423 over the previous 14 video games after going 2-for-Three towards the A’s. … Oakland’s pinch hitters had been 0-for-2, stretching the A’s hitless streak to 29 at-bats over spanning two seasons, together with 0-for-19 this 12 months.
Dare I counsel Colorado wins 6-0!