Colorado Rockies vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/20/14
Kansas City Royals (70-55) at Colorado Rockies (49-76)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Danny Duffy (L) (7-9) (2.636) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (L) (12-8) (4.414)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +113 / Kansas City Royals -123 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, ROOT-RM
The Kansas City Royals and Colorado Rockies wrap up their two-game series Wednesday night.
The Kansas City Royals have won 14 of their last 16 games and are 15 games above .500. The Royals continue to get the job done on both ends of the mound, especially offense where they’ve scored four or more runs in 12 of their last 16 games. The Royals have won 16 straight when scoring more than three runs. Omar Infante is coming off a four-RBI game and Alex Gordon has 13 hits in his last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 3.58, which is 11th in the majors. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he’s 8-10 with a 2.60 ERA and has 92 strikeouts in 121 innings. This is Duffy’s second career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last eight games and are 27 games below .500. The main issue for the Rockies has not changed, as their pitching staff has allowed four or more runs in 14 of their last 17 games. Overall, the Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.98, which is dead last in the majors, and they’ve lost 11 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Justin Morneau has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and Corey Dickerson has 12 RBIs in his last nine games. Starting is Jorge De La Rosa, who is 12-8 with a 4.32 ERA and has 106 strikeouts in 141.2 innings. This is De La Rosa’s second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 11-5 in Duffys last 16 road starts and 5-0 in Duffys last 5 starts overall. The Rockies are 45-8 in De La Rosas last 53 home starts and 21-10 in De La Rosas last 31 starts overall.
While De La Rosa has had his fare share of success, can you really pick against the Kansas City Royals with the way they've been playing this month? Not me. Take KC to stay hot on the road.