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New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick - 8/6/13

Colorado Rockies (52-61) at New York Mets (49-60)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Tyler Chatwood (R) (7-4) (3.152) vs. Jenrry Mejia (R) (1-1) (2.077)

The Line: New York Mets -105 / Colorado Rockies -105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, SNY

The fading Colorado Rockies head to Citi Field to take on the New York Mets in Tuesday action.

Colorado has really been in fade mode and if they don't recover soon, their National League Central title drive will be out of reach. The Rockies have dropped seven of ten with their offense struggling to produce consistently, while the work on the mound has not stood out. Colorado is a team that needs to score and at least keep the score board under some control but that hasn't happened often enough. That didn't happen Sunday with starter Juan Nicasio charged with four runs on six hits and three BB over 4.1 frames. The bats didn't pose much of a threat on eight hits and a walk, with Jonathan Herrera rapping an RBI single. Tyler Chatwood takes the ball in the series opener at Citi Field. Chatwood has been one the most dependable members of the rotation before he was lit up for seven runs in just 2.1 innigs of a 9-0 loss to Atlanta.

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New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick - 8/6/13

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I gave the Mets a slight chance at making a move in the National League East if they were able to come out of the All Star break hot. New York needed a big time winning streak after a poor first half but that never came about and the team is officially in spoiler mode. The story for the Mets has been a lack of scoring punch that has hurt some decent performances on the mound. Nothing went well in a 6-2 defeat to visiting Kansas City on Sunday with Zack Wheeler allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and five bases on balls through five frames. The offense mustered eight hits and walked four times, with Eric Young and John Buck smacking run scoring singles. The Mets give Jenrry Meija his third straight start against the visiting Rockies Tuesday night. Meija has thrown the ball well in his only two outings with three runs given up over 13 frames, while going 1-1.

These teams don't appear to be going any where and I expect both to give their young players a look. Any thing that happens here would not surprise me so I'll go with the visitors and cross my fingers...

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