Texas Rangers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/7/14
Colorado Rockies (20-14) at Texas Rangers (17-15)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Jorge De La Rosa (L) (3-3) (5.109) vs. Colby Lewis (R) (2-1) (4.219)
The Line: Texas Rangers -126 / Colorado Rockies +116 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-SW
The Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers will now travel to Texas to finish up their four-game series, as the Rockies won the first two games in Colorado.
The Rockies are playing some extremely good baseball, winning five of their last six games. During this stretch, the Rockies are absolutely crushing the ball, scoring seven or more runs in their last five wins. The Rockies are first in runs scored and first in batting average, and Troy Tulowitzki is the driving force in it all with nine homers and 30 RBI. Jorge De La Rosa can’t be mad with that type of run support, as he takes the mound 3-3 with a 5.11 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 37 innings. De La Rosa is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in his only career start against the Rangers.
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The Rangers have lost seven of their last nine games and are in danger of dropping to .500 with a loss on Wednesday. The Rangers pitching staff has beyond brutal during this stretch, allowing eight or more runs in four of their last seven games. Prince Fielder has a seven-game hitting streak and Shin-Soo Choo has two or more hits in five straight games. Colby Lewis hopes he can turnaround the horrible pitching, as he enters Wednesday 2-1 with a 4.22 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 21.1 innings. Lewis is 0-1 with a 15.75 ERA in one career start against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 11-3 in De La Rosa's last 14 starts and 6-1 in De La Rosa's last 7 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Rangers are 5-2 in Lewis' last 7 home starts vs. a team with a winning record and 2-5 in Lewis' last 7 starts during game 3 of a series.
We're getting the better team with the better pitcher at plus money. No reason needed. Take the Rockies.