Texas Rangers vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (55-57) at Texas Rangers (66-47)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
J De La Rosa (7-7) (5.24) vs. M Perez (7-8) (4.33)
The Line: Texas Rangers -143 / Colorado Rockies +133 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTRM, FSSW
Coming up Wednesday from Globe Life Park, we’ve got another installment of the MLB series between the Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers.
In the series opener, the Rangers eked by Colorado 4-3. On Tuesday, Texas made it two close ones in a row with a 7-5 win.
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Pitching for the Rockies on Wednesday will be lefty Jorge De La Rosa. Over his 19 games (16 starts) and 7-7 record this year, De La Rosa holds a 5.24 ERA with a 1.57 WHIP in 91 innings. In his last outing against the Marlins, De La Rosa logged a no-decision on six innings with four hits and one earned.
The Colorado hitters feature a few bright spots up top. Carlos Gonzalez has hit 133 times with 72 runs, 23 homers and 76 RBI. DJ LeMahieu has put up 128 hits with 71 runs and 40 RBI. Nolan Arenado has punched up 124 hits with 82 runs, 30 homers and 91 RBI.
The Rangers will be countering with a lefty of their own on Wednesday with Martin Perez. Over 23 starts and a 7-8 record this year, Perez has hung up a 4.33 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP in 139.1 innings. In his last outing—a loss in Houston—Perez put up seven innings with eight hits and five earned.
Now let’s check out a few of the notable Rangers hitters. Ian Desmond sits on 130 hits with 79 runs, 20 homers and 66 RBI. Rougned Odor has logged 121 hits with 68 runs, 21 homers and 57 RBI. Adrian Beltre has 115 hits with 57 runs, 17 homers and 68 RBI so far this year.
The Rockies are 13-27 in their last 40 Wednesday games, and 24-50 in their last 74 games vs. a left-handed starter. Colorado is also 4-1 in De La Rosa’s last five starts against the AL West, and 2-5 in De La Rosa’s last seven starts overall.
As for the Rangers, they’re 4-1 in their last five game threes of a series, and 2-5 in their last seven games vs. a left-handed starter. Texas is also 7-0 in Perez’s last seven home starts, and 10-4 in Perez’s last 14 starts overall.
This one’s a close call, but I like Perez just a little better than I do De La Rosa right now, so I’ll take the Rangers.