Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/22/14
San Francisco Giants (11-8) at Colorado Rockies (10-10)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Madison Bumgarner (L) (2-1) (3.485) vs. Franklin Morales (L) (1-1) (5.096)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +114 / San Francisco Giants -124 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BA, ROOT-RM
The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies meet Tuesday night for game two of a three-game series. The Rockies won game one, 8-2.
The Giants went from being one of the hottest teams in baseball to losing now four of their last five games. The Giants losing stretch has to do with an offense that has scored no more than two runs in five of their last six games. Angel Pagan and Brandon Belt are the only two Giants with more than 16 hits. While the Giants offense figures things out, Madison Bumgarner looks to improve his 2-1 record and 3.48 ERA, as he’s allowed eight earned runs in 20.2 innings and struck out 26 batters. Bumgarner is 8-5 with a 3.27 ERA in 16 career starts against the Rockies.
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The Rockies have won four of their last five games and are above a .500 record for the second time this season. It’s been the Rockies pitching staff that has led the way, as they’ve allowed two or less runs in five of their last seven games. Offensively, Charlie Blackmon has three homeruns in his last two games. Starting for the Rockies will be Franklin Morales, who is 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA and has 14 strikeouts in 18.2 innings. Morales is 0-3 with a 6.57 ERA in three career starts against the Giants.
The Giants are 6-1 in Bumgarners last 7 starts and 20-9 in Bumgarners last 29 starts during game 2 of a series. The Rockies are 8-2 in Morales' last 10 starts as an underdog and 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Giants are 9-2 in Bumgarners last 11 starts vs. Rockies.
You have to like the value we're getting here with the Rockies. The Giants are in a slump, while the Rockies are playing well and have a pitcher in Morales who thrives in the underdog role.
Take Colorado as the value pick.