Colorado has won the first five games between these two clubs this season, but that string comes to a stop on Wednesday with the Reds getting the win behind Bronson Arroyo.
The Cincinnati Reds meet the Rockies in Game 3 of their four-games series when Bronson Arroyo takes on Jason Hammel at Coors Field in Colorado.
The Rockies have won the first two games of the series getting a nice outing from Jason Marquis in Tuesday's 3-1 win. Colorado rallied from a 3-1 hole in Monday's series opener with Ian Stewart's solo blast in the eighth the difference in their 4-3 victory.
Despite being just 3-3 in his last six team starts, Arroyo has been super-sharp in those games with a 1.59 ERA. He also owns a 2.55 ERA in his last five road starts. Cincinnati has won his last two road starts, at Milwaukee and at Atlanta, with Arroyo working seven innings and allowing just a single run in both assignments.
After a hot start, Hammel has cooled down, going just 5-5 in his last 10 team starts. Considering his 6.75 ERA in his last three starts in September it appears he hits the wall just about this time of season. Back the steady serves of Arroyo and the Reds here tonight. We recommend a 1-unit play on Cincinnati with Arroyo versus Hammel.
Free Pick: Reds +154