Colorado Rockies vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/13/14
Minnesota Twins (42-50) at Colorado Rockies (40-53)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
Philip Hughes (R) (9-5) (3.703) vs. Franklin Morales (L) (4-4) (5.475)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -133 / Minnesota Twins +123 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, ROOT-RM
The Minnesota Twins and Colorado Rockies clash Sunday afternoon in a rubber game.
The Twins have won four of their last five games to pull within seven games of a .500 record. Although the Twins have the 26th worst ERA in baseball at 4.27, they’ve held their opponent to three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Twins have won nine of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Trevor Plouffe has nine hits in his last 10 games and Kurt Suzuki has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. Phil Hughes takes the hill, and he’s 9-5 with a 3.70 ERA and has 102 strikeouts in 116.2 innings. This is Hughes’ first career game against the Rockies.
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The Rockies have lost seven of 11 games in the month of July and are 14 games below .500. Pitching continues to be the Rockies problem, as they have the worst ERA at 4.96 and have allowed four or more earned runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Rockies have lost 10 of their 12 games when that’s the case. Offensively, Troy Tulowitzki has five RBI in his last three games and Charlie Blackmon has seven hits in this series. Starting is Brett Anderson, who is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA and has five strikeouts in 15 innings. Anderson is 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA in seven career games against the Twins.
The Twins are 7-2 in Hughes' last 9 road starts and 11-4 in Hughes' last 15 starts. The Rockies are 9-26 in their last 35 games vs. a right-handed starter and 4-10 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series.
Hughes has actually been decent this season and Anderson hasn't seen much action this season due to being on the DL. I'll take the Twins and the plus money.