Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/21/14
San Francisco Giants (10-8) at Colorado Rockies (10-9)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Ryan Vogelsong (R) (0-0) (5.400) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (L) (0-3) (7.583)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -126 / San Francisco Giants +116 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BA, ROOT-RM
The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies will meet for the second time this season once they begin a three-game series on Monday. The Giants won the first series 2-1.
The Giants have won four of their last seven games, but just lost two of three against the San Diego Padres. After starting the season with an offensive explosion, the Giants are having trouble offensively, scoring two or less runs in four of their last five games. Brandon Belt, however, remains hot with six homeruns and 11 RBI this season. Ryan Vogelsong will take the mound with a 0-0 record and 5.40 ERA, and he has 11 strikeouts in 15 innings. Vogelsong is 5-1 with a 3.22 ERA in eight career starts against the Rockies.
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The Rockies took two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies and have won four of their last six games overall. The Rockies pitching staff has been getting the job done at a high level, holding opponents to two or less runs in four of their last six games. One pitcher who hasn’t lived up to expectations is Jorge De La Rosa, who is 0-3 on the season with a 7.58 ERA and has allowed 19 hits and 16 earned runs in 19 innings. De La Rosa is 8-5 with a 4.26 ERA in 17 career starts against the Giants.
The Giants are 11-5 in Vogelsongs last 16 starts vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2 in Vogelsongs last 7 starts as an underdog. The Rockies are 8-3 in De La Rosas last 11 starts and 45-15 in De La Rosas last 60 home starts. The Rockies are 7-1 in De La Rosas last 8 home starts vs. Giants, while the Giants are 6-2 in Vogelsongs last 8 starts vs. Rockies.
I just can't trust De La Rosa with the way he's been pitching this season. Meanwhile, the Giants have been consistent all season and Vogelsong has gotten off to a better start between the two pitchers.
Getting the Giants plus money is the pick.