Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/23/14
Washington Nationals (54-43) at Colorado Rockies (40-59)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
Stephen Strasburg (R) (7-7) (3.545) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (L) (10-6) (4.515)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +160 / Washington Nationals -170 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies look for a series ending victory ove the Washington Nationals at Coors Field.
Washington has been playing some of their best baseball with wins in five of six which has gotten them to the top of the National League East. The goal now is to keep winning and expand their lead in the division. A 7-4 win at Coors Field accomplished both goals with Atlanta losing. Starter Jordan Zimmermann didn't have his best stuff with four runs plated on eight hits including a pair of homers with four relievers tossing shutout ball. The Nats offense rallied from a 3-0 hole with Adam LaRoche leaving the yard and driving in three while Wilson Ramos plated two more. Washington is scheduled to start Stephen Strasburg in the final game of the series at Coors Field. Strasburg is 7-7 on the season with a 3.55 ERA over 21 starts.
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Colorado has been steadily fading and it doesn't seem to have an end in sight with defeats in six straight where both the arms and bats have not gotten on the same page. Injuries have taken a toll and the season is lost so playing the spoiler seems the lone goal that is within reach. The Rockies seemed to be in control Tuesday with a 3-0 lead before Washington tagged starter Yohan Flande with four quick runs in 5.1 frames with the pen letting in three more. In the end the Rockies scoring couldn't produce late. Nolan Arenado homered and knocked in two with Corey Dickerson connecting on a solo shot. Lefty Jorge De La Rosa toes the rubber versus the visiting Nationals on Wednesday. De La Rosa has been the Rockies best option on the mound with a 10-6 record and 4.39 ERA over 19 starts.
Backing Colorado has been a sure way to draining the bankroll while the Nationals has been the exact opposite. I suppose if the Rockies are going to win one it will be with De La Rosa but I think they find a way to lose...