Play of the Day for Fri., April 11, 2008

April 11, 2008 7:21 PM
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Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks (-145): Arizona ace Brandon Webb (2-0, 2.08 ERA, 11 K’s) takes the hill for the Snakes against Colorado in this NL West Division matchup from Phoenix. After a scary Spring Training, Webb has apparently returned to form and shut down the Rockies in Denver, 7-2, allowing five hits in seven innings and just one earned run. The right-hander is now 9-7 lifetime against Colorado after going a perfect 3-0 last year with a 3.10 ERA against them.

The Diamondbacks have gotten off to a nice start (7-2), have won six straight games and are undefeated at Chase Field Ballpark (3-0). Colorado starts Jeff Francis (0-1, 7.11 ERA) who faced Webb in the first meeting and was rocked, giving up five earned runs on 12 hits in 6.1 IP. Arizona’s Chris Young homered twice off Francis while Justin Upton also went deep at Coors Field.

Getting the Diamondbacks and their best starter Webb at this price (-145), and this situation (W6, 3-0 home) seems like a pretty fair deal in my eyes. DIAMONDBACKS.