Rockies vs. Pirates - 9/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (88-60) at Colorado Rockies (63-85)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
J Happ (9-8) (3.84) vs. Jon Gray (0-1) (5.00)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +135 / Pittsburgh Pirates -145 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Pirates have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Pirates have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 156 hits and 95 RBI while Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco have combined for 117 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last nine road games. A.J. Burnett gets the ball, and he’s 8-5 with a 3.15 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Burnett is 3-4 with a 3.18 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Rockies have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads Colorado with 164 hits and 54 RBI while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 170 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have won five of their last eight home games. Jon Gray takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This is Gray’s second career game against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 7-3 in their last 10 Monday games and 0-4 in Burnetts last 4 starts. The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 1-7 in Grays last 8 starts. The Pirates are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado.
Burnett is looking to get back on track heading into the postseason and has solid since returning from injury. The Rockies continue to be a rollercoaster despite their offense and have Gray on the hill, a pitcher who has allowed four or more runs in two of his last three games. Give me Pitt on the road.