Colorado Rockies vs. New York Yankees - 6/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (31-32) at Colorado Rockies (30-33)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
N Eovaldi (6-2) (4.42) vs. J De La Rosa (2-4) (8.81)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +123 / New York Yankees -133 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, RTRM
Up at Coors Field on Tuesday evening, the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies will be opening up a quick two-game set.
The Yankees are fresh off a weekend series against the Tigers. New York won the first game 4-0, but dropped the final pair by a combined 10-2 score.
As for the Rockies, they just finished up against the Padres. Colorado lost game one, but came back to take the series with victories on Saturday and Sunday.
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For Tuesday’s game, the Yankees will be rolling with right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. In his 12 starts and 6-2 record this season, Eovaldi has put up a 4.42 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP in 71.1 innings. On Wednesday in a no-decision against the Angels, Eovaldi gave up five runs on 10 hits with a walk in 5.1 innings.
The veteran Yankees batting order has had their share of peaks and valleys this year. Carlos Beltran sits atop the heap with 62 hits, 35 runs and a team-high 16 homers with 44 RBI. Starlin Castro has faded a bit as of late, but still has 60 hits with 19 runs and 25 RBI alongside a .253 BA. Jacoby Ellsbury is also playing pretty well with 57 hits, 27 runs, 19 RBI and a .284 average.
The Rockies will be giving another shot to left-hander Jorge De La Rosa in Tuesday’s game. In his nine appearances so far (six starts), De La Rosa has a 2-4 record with an 8.81 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP across 31.2 innings. This will be De La Rosa’s first start since getting demoted to the bullpen after posting an 11.41 ERA over six starts.
We’ve got a handful of notable hitters in the Colorado batting order. Leading the way is Carlos Gonzalez, with his 71 hits, 41 runs, 14 homers and 34 RBI. Nolan Arenado has been tearing it up with a team-high 19 homers, 53 RBI, 69 hits and 45 runs so far. Trevor Story has cooled a bit after his torrid opening, but still has 65 hits with 36 runs, 16 homers and 42 RBI.
The Yankees are 6-2 in their last eight game ones of a series, and 5-2 in their last seven overall. New York is also 2-8 in their last 10 games following an off day, and 10-3 in Eovaldi’s last 13 starts.
As for the Rockies, they’re 16-36 in their last 52 Tuesday games, and 5-16 in their last 21 against the American League East. Colorado is also 1-4 in De La Rosa’s last five starts, and 2-7 in De La Rosa’s last nine starts in game one of a series.
Two struggling pitchers facing off in the low gravity of Coors Field? What could go wrong? This matchup reeks of the over (despite the thick line), and Eovaldi should be able to out-duel De La Rosa for the Yankees win.