Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick - 9/28/13
Colorado Rockies (72-88) at Los Angeles Dodgers (92-68)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Juan Nicasio (R) (8-9) (5.317) vs. Zack Greinke (R) (15-3) (2.674)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -225 / Colorado Rockies +210 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, FS-Prime Ticket
The Los Angeles Dodgers shoot for consecutive victories vesus the Colorado Rockies.
The Rockies have not been finishing the final two weeks of the season as they had hoped with defeats in seven of ten. Friday's 11-0 road loss was disappointing and irritating with it coming at the hands of the National League West champion Dodgers wihere neither the arms or bats came through. Starter Collin McHugh was tagged for eight runs in four innings to take the loss with Jeff Manship allowing three more which was game over with the bats unable to get anything starter with five hits. Colorado gives Saturday's starting assignment to Juan Nicasio. Nicasio hopes to rebound from a pair of poor outings in which he allowed a combined 15 runs on 15 hits and five BB over five frames.
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Following Friday's series opening victory the Dodgers have won six of ten which is solid baseball yet still a far cry from their torid second half streak that we thought would never end but knew couldn't be sustained. The goal now is to pick up a few wins heading in to the playoffs and they took a step in that direction behind explosive scoring and another shut down perfomance from Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw was his normal dominant self with eight strike outs through six scoreless innings while the bats took care of the rest with a 15 hit attack. The long ball played a big role with Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and AJ Ellis each cracking home runs. A red hot Zack Greinke looks for another solid start heading in to round number one of the postseason. Greinke has strung together ten quality starts in a row where he has gone 7-0 with three no decisions.
Tough not to go with Greinke here with my concers being the Dodgers don't put a full lineup out and don't hit the ball because the only way to go would be the run line in my view...