Colorado Rockies vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 6/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (41-37) at Colorado Rockies (37-39)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
A Sanchez (7-1) (3.33) vs. Tyler Anderson (0-1) (2.55)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +130 / Toronto Blue Jays -140 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies get back on the field after a late ending, rain delayed outing last night at Coors Field.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to break out the big bats on Wednesday night and continue their push to the top of the American League East standings as they currently trail the Red Sox and Orioles. The Jays have had to deal with a handful of injuries throughout the season but their offensive depth has them in contention and with Troy Tulowitzki back in the lineup and Jose Bautista slated to return soon the Jays should continue to make a push and possibly get back to where they were last season as they were a game away from advancing to the World Series. Edwin Encarnacion has picked up the slack as he has been an absolute monster at the plate during the month of June and if he can continue his production he will not only help his current club advance to the playoffs but he will assure himself of a major pay day in the offseason.
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The Rockies meanwhile have had a disappointing season despite having a pretty solid lineup but the combination of playing at Coors Field and a lack of quality starting pitching continues to plague a Colorado side that could benefit from trading to get some high end arms in the lineup. Colorado was 37-39 heading into Tuesday night’s contest and an even 18-18 at home but they will face off against Aaron Sanchez tonight who is continuing to prove his worth in the rotation and will be out to send a message that he belongs to stay in as a part of the five man carousel and not in the bullpen. Colorado will counter with Tyler Anderson who is 0-1 with a 2.55 ERA this season but could be in a good spot here if the Jays give some guys the night off after a prolonged day and night yesterday.
The Jays are 1-4 in their last five against a lefty, 6-2 in their last eight interleague road games, and 5-0 in their last five Wednesday games while the Rockies are 5-1 in their last six against the AL East, 4-1 in their last five during game three of a series, and 4-0 in their last four interleague home games against a righty. Sanchez has been lights out this season with a 7-1 mark and I think he and the Jays continue that run with another win tonight.