August 18, 2021, 1:36 pm
Welcome to our brand new FREE PLAY thread series! Starting today, we will be posting our FREE PLAYS here on the HoopBall website with writeups, as opposed to the tiny space allowed on Twitter.
For our inaugural FREE PLAY, Jonathan Martinez brings his wood bat to the dish…
Colorado Rockies ML (+130)
Jake Arrieta being favored in any game is laughable especially against a Rockies team that lit him up for nine hits and three homers in just four innings of work almost two weeks ago. Colorado is 39-20 at home this season and have won both previous meetings of this series thus far. Chi Chi Gonzales (3-6, 6.06 ERA) takes the mound for Colorado and hasn’t been great this year either but is the more serviceable pitcher of the two. He’s kept the ball in the park at Coors Field this season just allowing four home runs in nine appearances and is 2-1 at home this season. Look for Trevor Story, who has two career homers off of Arrieta, to have an impact on this game as well as C.J. Cron.