Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago White Sox - 4/8/14
Chicago White Sox (3-3) at Colorado Rockies (3-4)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Jose Quintana (L) (0-0) (3.000) vs. Franklin Morales (L) (0-0) (5.066)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -133 / Chicago White Sox +123 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: WCIU, ROOT-RM
The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot when they host the Chicago White Sox for game 2 of a three-game series. The Rockies won game 1, 8-1.
The White Sox have lost four of their last five games and have struggled to get any offensive production during that stretch. Although Alexei Ramirez has 11 hits in 25 at bats, the White Sox have been held to just nine runs in their last three games. The White Sox pitching also hasn’t been great, as they’ve allowed a combined 29 runs in their four losses. Jose Quintana will get his second start and hopes to turn things around after allowing five runs in six innings in his first start against the Minnesota Twins. Quintana has never pitched against the Rockies in his young career.
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The Rockies have now won three of their last four games and are getting terrific production from their batting order. The Rockies have scored eight or more runs in three of their last four games and Carlos Gonzalez has three homeruns and nine RBI already. Pitcher Franklin Morales hopes to get plenty of run support in his second start. Morales allowed three runs and eight hits in 5.1 innings in his first start in a loss to the Miami Marlins. Morales has pitched only 3.1 innings in his career against the White Sox, and this will be his first start.
The White Sox are 5-1 in Quintana's last 6 road starts vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 in Quintana's last 7 starts. The Rockies are 4-1 in Morales' last 5 starts during game 2 of a series and 15-37 in their last 52 interleague games. The White Sox are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado.
I like the over in this matchup. Both pitchers were rattled a bit in their first start of the season and the Rockies have been tearing the cover off the ball on their home field. The White Sox lineup has to wake up eventually, and there’s no better opportunity than Tuesday.
Take the over, as plenty of runs should be scored.