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Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/21/14

Washington Nationals (52-43) at Colorado Rockies (40-57)

MLB Baseball: Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

Doug Fister (R) (8-2) (2.897) vs. Franklin Morales (L) (4-4) (5.475)

The Line: Colorado Rockies +122 / Washington Nationals -132 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, ROOT-Rocky Mountain

The Washington Nationals take their winning ways to Coors Field to face the Colorado Rockies.

The Nationals sit atop he National League East but their grip on the top spot is far from secure with Atlanta right on their tails. Washington has been dong their part with wins in seven of eleven after a 5-4 decision versus the Brewers. The Nats survived a poor effort by Gio Gonzalez who gave up three runs over 3.1 frames before surviving a blown save as well when Rafael Soriano allowed the tying run in the 9th. Washington pounded out 12 hits with Ryan Zimmerman going deep and driving in two with Jason Werth cracking a walkoff double that scored Anthony Rendon. Washington is scheduled to start Doug Fister in Monday's series opener at Colorado. Fister has had a strong first half of 2014 with an 8-2 record and 2.90 ERA in 12 outings.

Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/21/14

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Colorado has gone from third to 5th in the National League West with the only obtainable goal being to escape the division basement. The Rockies woes continued in 5-3 defeat at Pittsburgh for loss number five in a row. Starter Tyler Matzek gave up three runs through seven frames in a no decision effort with the loss going to Matt Belisle who gave up a pair of 7th inning runs that broke a 3-3 tie. The Rockies did all their scoring by the second inning with Josh Rutledge clubing a two run bomb in the first with Michael McKenry smacking a solo bomb in the second. Left hander Franklin Morales gets the call to the mound to face the Nationals for the first time. Morales has thrown the ball well the past two times out with two runs plated over 10.2 frames.

Colorado has been struggling but they can be tough at Coors field. Washington has been playing well and with Fister on the mound I will back them...

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Washington -132

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