Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (37-41) at Los Angeles Dodgers (43-37)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J De La Rosa (5-4) (6.47) vs. B Norris (3-7) (4.22)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers TBA / Colorado Rockies TBA --- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
TV: SNLA, RTRM
Over at Dodger Stadium on Friday, the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be starting their weekend series.
The Rockies are fresh off a set with the Blue Jays early this week. Colorado won the opener on Monday, but dropped the final two games by a combined 19-12 score.
As for the Dodgers, they played three games against the Brewers this week. L.A. and Milwaukee split the first two games, and on Thursday the Dodgers blew out the Brewers 8-1.
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The Rockies will be rolling out lefty Jorge De La Rosa on Friday. In his 12 games (nine starts) this year alongside a 5-4 record, De La Rosa has put up a 6.47 ERA with a 1.64 WHIP in 48.2 innings. De La Rosa posted his fourth straight win on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, allowing one run in six innings on six hits.
As you might expect, there are some big swingers atop the Colorado order. Carlos Gonzalez holds a team-high 98 hits with 18 homers, 51 RBI and 54 runs. Nolan Arenado isn’t far behind with 89 hits, a team-high 21 homers, 65 RBI and 57 runs of his own. Trevor Story has faded a bit after his hot start but still holds 78 hits with 47 runs, 19 homers and 50 RBI for a .267 BA this year.
With Clayton Kershaw on the DL (lower back), the Dodgers made a trade for the Braves’ Budd Norris, who is in line to make his team debut on Friday in Kershaw’s spot. Norris has been pretty solid this year, and through his 22 appearances (10 starts) and 3-7 record, he owns a 4.22 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP in 70.1 total innings of work.
L.A. has several notable batters in their order as well. Cory Seager has hit 93 times with 17 homers, 40 RBI and 53 runs. Seager blasted a homer on Thursday. Adrian Gonzalez is sitting on 76 hits with 27 runs and 35 RBI. Chase Utley is contributing with 67 hits, 39 runs and 25 RBI thus far.
The Rockies are 0-4 in their last four Friday games, and 5-2 in their last seven games following an off day. Colorado is also 19-9 in De La Rosa’s last 28 Friday starts, and 3-7 in De La Rosa’s last 10 starts in game one of a series.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 4-1 in their last five home games following a road trip of seven or more days. L.A. is also 61-26 in their last 87 home games against a team with a losing road record, and 6-2 in their last eight games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
De La Rosa is cruising right now, and his rested Rockies team should be able to get a road win in the opener here.