Yankees at Rockies - 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 / New York Yankees --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Colorado Rockies begin their interleague series Tuesday night.
The New York Yankees look for a big road win in order to get back to a .500 record. The Yankees have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The New York Yankees offense has really picked up, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Beltran leads New York with 62 hits, Starlin Castro has 25 RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury has three home runs. Nathan Eovaldi gets the nod, and he’s 6-2 with a 4.42 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 2-2 with a 3.18 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 12 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies offense has been consistent all year, and they’ve won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 71 hits, Nolan Arenado has 53 RBI and Trevor Story has 16 home runs. Jorge De La Rosa takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 8.81 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 3-0 with a 0.98 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 19-7 in Eovaldis last 26 starts. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 1-4 in De La Rosas last 5 starts. The Yankees are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
De La Rosa has been pretty good in a limited role his last few games, while Eovaldi has allowed five runs in each of his last two starts. I have to side with the Rockies here, especially with the way they put runs on the board at Coors Field.