Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets - 8/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (64-56) at Colorado Rockies (49-70)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 21, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
B Colon (10-11) (4.59) vs. Jon Gray (0-0) (2.40)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -107 / New York Mets -103 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Roky Mountain, SNY
The Colorado Rockies and the New York Mets face off on Friday at Coors Field for game one of their series.
The Colorado Rockies have basically packed it in for the season and the are in last place in the National League West. The Rockies are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 27-33 at home, and they are 17.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. As a team the Rockies are hitting .268 with D.J. LeMahieu hitting .315, Charlie Blackmon hitting .287, and Carlos Gonzalez hitting .270. The Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 5.09 with the starters at 5.12 and the bullpen at 5.03. For game one against the Mets the Rockies start Jonathan Gray who has allowed 10 hits and four earned runs while striking out 14 over 15 innings for a 2.40 ERA.
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The New York Mets have come on strong and are looking to put away the competition in the NL East. The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 22-35 on the road, and they have a four game lead over the Nationals in the National League East. As a team the Mets are hitting .236 with Daniel Murphy hitting .282, Juan Lagares hitting .260, and Yoenis Cespedes hitting .274. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.22 with the starters at 3.25 and the bullpen at 3.14. For game one against the Rockies the Mets start Bartolo Colon who has allowed 162 hits and 72 earned runs while striking out 105 over 141.1 innings for a 10-11 record and a 4.58 ERA.
Colorado is 5-11 in Friday games, 23-51 in game one of a series, and 1-6 against the NL West. New York is 8-1 as a road favorite, 4-1 following an off day, and 1-9 in Colon’s last 10 starts. New York has won their last eight games against Colorado.
I like the way Gray has pitched but he just doesn’t go deep enough into games and the Mets are just the better team so they are my pick here.