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MLB : ATS Matchup
Thursday 7/31/2014Line$ LineOU LineScore
COLORADO  HERNANDEZ )
 
CHICAGO CUBS  ARRIETA )
+1.5  -120

-1.5  +100
+185

-200

8.5ov
 
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Final
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COLORADO (44 - 63) at CHICAGO CUBS (44 - 62)
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Thursday, 7/31/2014 2:20 PM
PEDRO HERNANDEZ (L) vs. JAKE ARRIETA (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
901COLORADO+150Ov 7.5,-110+175Ov 8,-115
902CHICAGO CUBS-160Un 7.5,-110-185Un 8,-105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
COLORADO - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games44-63-1952-454.70.2790.3285.20.2770.341
Road Games17-35-14.626-193.60.2410.2954.70.2660.332
vs Right-handed Starters29-45-1739-284.90.2840.3315.40.2710.333
Past 7 Games4-3+1.42-45.30.2730.3383.60.2700.324
Grass Games44-63-1952-454.70.2790.3285.20.2770.341
Day Games15-20-3.720-115.30.2920.3415.60.2850.350
COLORADO - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.70.2790.328107369110313581230.03482269810626991057510562
Road Games3.60.2410.295521779429147460.031751354412432450354825
Righty Starters4.90.2840.331742605739252850.033481845554249564486337
COLORADO - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.751.450350.42001853754413328714-22181751.4%
Road Games3.891.308169787315520661517-1512957.1%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games44-62-11.655-463.90.2390.2954.30.2480.314
Home Games24-27-328-234.00.2400.3034.20.2390.307
vs Left-handed Starters12-11+3.413-104.70.2670.3194.50.2470.313
Past 7 Games3-4-1.34-33.60.2620.3045.10.2550.311
Grass Games44-62-11.655-463.90.2390.2954.30.2480.314
Day Games20-30-7.427-213.60.2360.2904.10.2380.299
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2390.2951063631866304990.033952899184570076638483
Home Games4.00.2400.303511707410149450.031951544402033434304141
Lefty Starters4.70.2670.3192380621580250.03101621931115223152614
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.631.264339.31501372872114232014-20201360.6%
Home Games4.051.331169847614813771678-1111761.1%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
COLORADO - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/18/2014DE LA ROSA(L)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L)2-4L1457.5 ovU8111993
7/19/2014ANDERSON(L)@ PITTSBURGHMORTON(R)2-3L1507.5 unU7218100
7/20/2014MATZEK(L)@ PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L)3-5L1608 unP85212110
7/21/2014MORALES(L)WASHINGTONFISTER(R)2-7L+14011 evU108213110
7/22/2014FLANDE(L)WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R)4-7L+17010.5 ovO13801170
7/23/2014DE LA ROSA(L)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)6-4W+14010 unP118312101
7/25/2014ANDERSON(L)PITTSBURGHMORTON(R)8-1W+10510 ovU1040590
7/26/2014MATZEK(L)PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L)8-1W+10510.5 unU1481451
7/27/2014MORALES(L)PITTSBURGHVOLQUEZ(R)5-7L+10510.5 unO108016121
7/28/2014FLANDE(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSWADA(L)1-4L1307.5 unU651830
7/29/2014DE LA ROSA(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R)3-4L-1107.5 ovU912012161
7/30/2014ANDERSON(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)6-4W-1107.5 unO12911470
7/31/2014MATZEK(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R) 
8/1/2014MORALES(L)@ DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
8/2/2014FLANDE(L)@ DETROITPORCELLO(R) 
8/3/2014DE LA ROSA(L)@ DETROITSANCHEZ(R) 
8/5/2014LYLES(R)CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L) 
8/6/2014ANDERSON(L)CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R) 
8/7/2014 CHICAGO CUBS  

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/18/2014JACKSON(R)@ ARIZONACAHILL(R)4-5L1209 unP6401261
7/19/2014WOOD(L)@ ARIZONAMILEY(L)3-9L1358 evO10721270
7/20/2014ARRIETA(R)@ ARIZONACOLLMENTER(R)2-3L1007.5 unU650660
7/22/2014HENDRICKS(R)SAN DIEGOSTULTS(L)6-0W-1359.5 evU1181560
7/23/2014WADA(L)SAN DIEGOKENNEDY(R)3-8L-1056.5 unO4708110
7/24/2014JACKSON(R)SAN DIEGOROSS(R)3-13L+1157 unO91021482
7/25/2014WOOD(L)ST LOUISKELLY(R)7-6W+1009.5 evO11921281
7/26/2014ARRIETA(R)ST LOUISMILLER(R)3-6L-1308.5 ovO841870
7/27/2014HENDRICKS(R)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)0-1L+1457.5 ovU670950
7/28/2014WADA(L)COLORADOFLANDE(L)4-1W-1407.5 unU830651
7/29/2014JACKSON(R)COLORADODE LA ROSA(L)4-3W+1007.5 ovU121619120
7/30/2014WOOD(L)COLORADOANDERSON(L)4-6L+1007.5 unO14701291
7/31/2014ARRIETA(R)COLORADOMATZEK(L) 
8/1/2014HENDRICKS(R)@ LA DODGERSRYU(L) 
8/2/2014WADA(L)@ LA DODGERSHAREN(R) 
8/3/2014JACKSON(R)@ LA DODGERSBECKETT(R) 
8/5/2014WOOD(L)@ COLORADOLYLES(R) 
8/6/2014ARRIETA(R)@ COLORADOANDERSON(L) 
8/7/2014 @ COLORADO  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (COLORADO-CHICAGO CUBS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Rockies-Cubs Preview* ======================

By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer

Colorado (43-63) at Chicago (44-61), 2:20 p.m. EDT

Jake Arrieta became the ace of the Chicago Cubs' staff by default when Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded, and his solid showing and bargain salary should keep him on the North Side past the trade deadline.

The right-hander looks to continue his solid run Thursday as he takes the mound at Wrigley Field against the Colorado Rockies in the finale of this four-game set that has featured plenty of free baseball.

Arrieta was acquired on July 2, 2013, in a trade that sent Scott Feldman to Baltimore, though he came with some concerns after having elbow surgery in 2011 and a rough final season and a half with the Orioles.

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein took a gamble, and Arrieta (5-2, 2.18 ERA) has turned a corner this season. He's allowed three earned runs or fewer in 14 of 15 starts and has become the most reliable starter for the Cubs (44-62) since they traded Samardzija and Hammel to Oakland on July 4.

Teams reportedly have inquired and been rebuffed regarding a trade for Arrieta, who is making just $500,000 this season and is under team control until 2017.

Arrieta gave up two runs in six innings of the Cubs' 6-3 loss to St. Louis on Saturday for his ninth straight quality start. He's 4-1 with a 1.77 ERA in that stretch, and manager Rick Renteria was impressed with how Arrieta responded after giving up two first-inning runs.

"That performance is indicative of how much he's grown," Renteria said. "If that had been a couple years ago, and he was struggling, he wouldn't be able to grind through and pitch six innings without his best command or stuff."

Arrieta has never faced the Rockies (44-63), who snapped a three-game losing streak with Wednesday's 6-4, 10-inning victory. Brandon Barnes drove in the tiebreaking run one night after the Cubs' 4-3, 16-inning victory that was the longest game in both franchises' history at 6 hours, 37 minutes.

"We got some timely hits tonight," manager Walt Weiss said. "We got a few early, and then of course Barnesy had the big one late."

Colorado has felt the brunt of Tuesday's marathon the most. Carlos Gonzalez played 12 innings in that contest and had to sit out Wednesday with soreness in his right ankle and left knee.

"He's not quite 100 percent with that ankle," Weiss said. "He played in that fiasco and we've got a day game (Thursday), so a lot of things lined up for him having a day off."

The Rockies also had to shuffle their rotation, as Thursday's scheduled starter Tyler Matzek pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief and gave up the winning run in the 16th. Pedro Hernandez has been called up from the minors to take Matzek's place in this contest.

Hernandez will be making his Colorado debut after going 6-6 with a 6.14 ERA in 16 starts and two relief outings for Triple-A Colorado Springs. He went 3-3 with a 6.83 ERA in 12 starts and two relief appearance for Minnesota last season before being released and signing a minor league deal with the Rockies.

The left-hander has never faced the Cubs, who got three hits - including a tying two-run homer in the eighth - and three RBIs from Luis Valbuena on Wednesday. They had won five of the previous six home meetings with Colorado.

Chicago acquired left-hander Felix Doubront from Boston on Wednesday and also completed the trade that sent Darwin Barney to the Los Angeles Dodgers, getting minor league pitcher Jonathan Martinez.


Last Updated: 12/18/2014 10:27:05 AM EST


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