Colorado Rockies center fielder Randal Grichuk (15) scores ahead of the tag by Texas Rangers catcher Mitch Garver (18)

Can the Colorado Rockies continue to win with pitching as they face the Texas Rangers?

April 12, 2022

Rockies at Rangers

Globe Life Field – Arlington, TX

8:05 PM ET

Texas -160

A season ago, the Rockies were a tale of two locations. At home, they were one of the best teams in baseball, posting a 48-33 record at Coors Field. On the road, however, they were one of the worst, going just 26-54 away from Denver.

Thus, it shouldn’t have come as a huge surprise that Colorado opened the season with a series win over the Dodgers. The Rockies tend to win nearly two out of three games at home.

But when they traveled to Texas and picked up a win in their first road game, it was a bit of an eyebrow raiser. Maybe things are different this time around for the Rockies.

On Tuesday night, they’ll get a chance to continue their hot start. Winners of three-straight games, including a 6-4 extra-innings win in the series opener on Monday afternoon, Colorado will have Chad Kuhl on the mound. He was 5-7 with a 4.82 ERA last season.

Texas will counter with Martin Perez. The lefthander was 7-8 with a 4.74 ERA in 2021.

The pitching matchup is fairly even on paper. But early season trends lean toward the Rockies.

So far this season, Colorado has a team ERA of 2.92. The Rockies are getting better-than-expected performances from their staff, both in starts and out of the bullpen.

Meanwhile, Texas has a team ERA of 5.91. The Rangers can’t seem to get anyone out, giving up 25 runs in their first four games.

Ride the hot team. Take the value. The Rockies are the play.

Apr 11, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Colorado Rockies designated hitter Connor Joe (9) hits a solo home run during the tenth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

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