Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/6/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (31-30) at Colorado Rockies (28-30)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (6-2) (3.086) vs. Eddie Butler (R) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +116 / Los Angeles Dodgers -126 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, ROOT-RM
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series on Friday night.
The Dodgers are stinking up the place with six losses in their last eight games, as they are one loss away from becoming a .500 ball club. Despite a loaded lineup, the Dodgers aren’t scoring runs, as they’ve been held to three or less runs in six of their last eight games. However, Hanley Ramirez has nine RBI in his last 10 games and Dee Gordon has eight hits in his last 10 games. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the nod, and he’s 6-2 with a 3.09 ERA and has 51 strikeouts in 58.1 innings. Ryu is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA in three career starts against the Rockies.
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The Rockies have lost seven straight games and their pitching staff is getting absolutely blasted. The Rockies have allowed 28 runs in their last two games and have allowed four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Rockies are 10-29 when allowing more than three runs this season. Offensively, Troy Tulowitzki has seven hits in his last four games and Charlie Blackmon has two homers in his last five games. Eddie Butler will make his major league debut. Butler racked up a 20-10 record with a 2.05 ERA and had 238 strikeouts in 286 innings when pitching in the minors.
The Dodgers are 5-1 in Ryu's last 6 road starts and 5-2 in Ryu's last 7 starts. The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a left-handed starter and 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning record. The Dodgers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings against the Rockies.
While neither team is playing well, the Dodgers should crush the Rockies with the way they've been pitching the last few games. The Dodgers should roll in this matchup.