Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (60-67) at Washington Nationals (74-53)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:05 pm (Nationals Park)
J De La Rosa (8-7) (5.07) vs. A.J. Cole (0-1) (5.14)
The Line: Washington Nationals -166 / Colorado Rockies +156 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAS2, RTRM
Coming up on Saturday from Nationals Park, the Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals will be meeting again in MLB action.
This will be game two of the set. On Friday, the Nationals bagged an 8-5 victory.
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Pitching for the Rockies on Saturday will be lefty Jorge De La Rosa. In his 22 games (19 starts) and 8-7 record this year, De La Rosa has put up a 5.07 ERA with a 1.53 WHIP in 110 innings. De La Rosa got a win over the Cubs his last time out, going eight innings with four hits and two earned.
The Rockies have plenty of star power at the plate. DJ LeMahieu has logged 151 hits with 84 runs and 50 RBI. Charlie Blackmon has hit 21 homers with 60 RBI, 143 hits and 85 runs. Carlos Gonzalez sits on 142 hits with 75 runs, 23 homers and 80 RBI.
Over on the Nationals’ side, we’ll be seeing A.J. Cole in the starting role Saturday. Cole was called up for a spot-start on Monday due to Stephen Strasburg’s elbow injury. In that start, Cole put up seven innings with five hits and four runs in a loss.
Washington has some interesting hitters as well. Daniel Murphy has hit 157 times with 79 runs, 24 homers and 98 RBI. Anthony Rendon holds 125 hits with 76 runs, 16 homers and 61 RBI. Wilson Ramos has hit 123 times with 53 runs, 19 homers and 67 RBI.
The Rockies are 5-2 in their last seven Saturday games, and 29-59 in their last 88 game twos of a series. Colorado is also 5-1 in De La Rosa’s last six Saturday starts, and 2-5 in De La Rosa’s last seven starts overall.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 5-2 in their last seven Saturday games, and 10-3 in their last 13 game twos of a series. Washington is also 1-4 in their last five home games versus a left-handed starter, and 2-4 in their last six overall.
There’s not a lot to get excited about in this game, but I like De La Rosa to get the win here. I’ll take the Rockies.