Colorado Rockies vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/12/14
Minnesota Twins (42-49) at Colorado Rockies (39-53)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
Kevin Correia (R) (4-11) (4.790) vs. Tyler Matzek (L) (1-3) (4.795)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -155 / Minnesota Twins +145 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, ROOT-RM
The Minnesota Twins and Colorado Rockies take the field Saturday afternoon.
The Twins continue their up-and-down play, as they’re 5-6 in the month of July and eight games below a .500 record. The good news for the Twins is that their pitching has shown signs of improvement, allowing three or less runs in five of their last seven games. Overall, the Twins have an ERA of 4.25, 26th in all of baseball. The Twins have won eight of their last nine games when allowing less than four runs. Offensively, Trevor Plouffe has hit safely in seven of his last 10 games and Kurt Suzuki has 13 hits in his last 10 games. Kevin Correia takes the hill, and he’s 4-11 with a 4.79 ERA and has 49 strikeouts in 103.1 innings. Correia is 3-5 with a 4.47 ERA in 31 career games against the Rockies.
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The Rockies have won four of their last six games but are still are horrible 13 games below .500. While the Rockies pitching has allowed just six runs in their last three runs, they’ve allowed four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. Overall, the Rockies have an ERA of 5.00, dead last in the majors. Offensively, Troy Tulowitzki has three homers in his last two games and Charlie Blackmon has six hits in his last three games. Starting is Tyler Matzek, who is 1-3 with a 4.79 ERA and has 22 strikeouts in 35.2 innings. This is Matzek’s first career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 8-27 in Correias last 35 starts and 2-8 in Correias last 10 road starts. The Rockies are 0-5 in Matzeks last 5 starts and 0-4 in Matzeks last 4 starts with 4 days of rest.
Both of these teams are wildly inconsistent and you're never quite sure which to expect from either one of them. In a game that could go either way, I'm taking the Twins an the plus money. It's a shot in the dark.