Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/30/14
Colorado Rockies (43-62) at Chicago Cubs (43-61)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
Brett Anderson (L) (1-3) (3.240) vs. Travis Wood (L) (7-9) (5.057)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +105 / Colorado Rockies -115 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, CSN-Chicago +
The Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies face off on Wednesday after playing a 16-inning marathon on Tuesday.
The Chicago Cubs ran out of pitchers on Tuesday but that didn’t stop them from getting the win. Emilio Bonifacio had four hits including a home run and Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro each had two hits as the Cubs scored four runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson allowed six hits and three runs while striking out four over 4.0 innings but he was long gone by the time backup catcher John Baker got the win on the mound and also scored the winning run. For Wednesday’s game the Cubs turn to Travis Wood who has lost his last four decisions. For the season Wood has allowed 132 hits and 68 earned runs while striking out 97 over 121 innings for a 7-9 record and a 5.06 ERA.
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The Colorado Rockies are banged up and struggling and were unable to hold onto an early lead on Tuesday as they lost to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Wilin Roasario and Corey Dickerson each had two hits and Carlos Gonzalez had a hit as the Rockies scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa allowed six hits and three runs while striking out seven over 6.0 innings but it was Tyler Matzek who took the loss in bottom of the 16th to fall to 2-5 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Rockies start Bret Anderson who is coming off of his first win of the season. For the year Anderson has allowed 32 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 18 over 33.1 innings for a 1-3 record and a 3.24 ERA.
Chicago is 6-15 in their last 21 games, 2-7 as a favorite, and 6-2 in Wood’s last eight home starts. Colorado is 25-58 in their last 83 road games, 3-8 in game three of a series, and 0-4 against a team with a losing record. Colorado is 7-21 in their last 28 games in Colorado.
The Rockies scored all of their runs in the first inning on Tuesday and it took some great defense to keep the Rockies in the game and as bad as the Cubs are, I give them the lean here in a game I am not touching.
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