Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/30/14
Colorado Rockies (15-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (8-21)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Jordan Lyles (R) (3-0) (2.934) vs. Josh Collmenter (R) (1-2) (3.938)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -126 / Colorado Rockies +116 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-AZ
The Colorado Rockies will look to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night after winning game two, 5-4.
The Rockies improve to 16-12 on the season and have won six of their last eight games. It’s the Rockies offense that has really sparked this run, as they’ve scored five or more runs in five of their last six games and Justin Morneau has six homeruns and 22 RBI. The Rockies pitching is what needs to improve and that can start with Jordan Lyles, who is 3-0 with a 2.93 ERA and has 18 strikeouts in 30.2 innings. Lyles is also 0-2 with a 10.43 ERA in three career starts against the Diamondbacks.
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The Diamondbacks have lost eight of their last 11 games and fall to 8-22 on the season. The D-Backs have been fade material all season, as their pitching staff has allowed at least five runs in 20 of their first 30 games. The Diamondbacks offense hasn’t been much better besides Mark Trumbo, who leads Arizona with seven homers and 19 RBI. Taking the mound on Wednesday will be Josh Collmenter, who is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA and has 19 strikeouts in 24 innings. Collmenter is 2-1 with a 3.92 ERA in 15 career games against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog and 4-1 in Lyles' last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Collmenter's last 5 home starts vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2 in Collmenter's last 7 home starts. The Rockies are 16-37 in the last 53 meetings in Arizona.
There's no way in hell I'm taking the Diamondbacks and the juice in any matchup. We're getting plus money and the better team in the Rockies. Colorado has to be the pick.