Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/20/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (62-92) at Colorado Rockies (63-91)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
Trevor Cahill (R) (2-9) (5.869) vs. Eddie Butler (R) (0-1) (10.131)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -121 / Arizona Diamondbacks +111 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-AZ, ROOT-RM
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies play game three Saturday at Coors Field.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost four straight and have dropped to 30 games below a .500 record. The Diamondbacks pitching staff continues to stink it up, allowing four or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. Overall, the Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.19, which is 26th in the majors, and they’ve lost nine of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Aaron Hill has gotten on base in seven of his last nine games and David Peralta has hit in eight of his last nine games. Trevor Cahill gets the nod, and he’s 3-11 with a 5.38 ERA and has 94 strikeouts in 100.1 innings. Cahill is 4-5 with a 4.33 ERA in 13 career games against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies have won four straight and have pulled within 28 games of a .500 record. The Rockies offense has been killing it lately, scoring 48 runs in their last four games. The Rockies have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Justin Morneau has hit in eight of his last 10 games and Wilin Rosario has seven hits and five RBIs in this series. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.89, which is last in baseball. Starting is Eddie Butler, who is 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA and has two strikeouts in 5.1 innings. This will be Butler's first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 1-6 in Cahills last 7 road starts and 1-4 in Cahills last 5 starts overall. The Rockies are 12-26 in their last 38 vs. a team with a losing record and 7-1 in their last 8 vs. National League West.
Although Butler is making only his second appearance this season and fresh off the DL, I can't pick against the Rockies with the way they've been pouring in runs in their last few games.