Rockies vs. Phillies - 7/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (40-47) at Colorado Rockies (39-46)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
Vincent Velasquez (7-2) (3.34) vs. Jon Gray (5-4) (4.92)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -129 / Philadelphia Phillies +119 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies play game two of their series Friday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Phillies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 96 hits, Maikel Franco has 49 RBI and Freddy Galvis has eight home runs. Vince Velasquez gets the nod, and he’s 7-2 with a 3.34 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. This will be Velasquez’s second career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Rockies have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 5.08 and have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 103 hits, Nolan Arenado has 70 RBI and Trevor Story has 21 home runs. Jon Gray takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.81 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s first career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 2-5 in their last 7 Friday games and 5-1 in Velasquezs last 6 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Rockies are 15-38 in their last 53 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Grays last 5 starts. The Phillies are 38-18 in the last 56 meetings.
The Rockies continue to crush the ball at Coors, and the Phillies don't have the offensive firepower to keep up. Have to keep backing the Rockies at home against lesser teams.