Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/5/14
Texas Rangers (16-14) at Colorado Rockies (19-13)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Martin Perez (L) (4-1) (2.953) vs. Jordan Lyles (R) (3-0) (2.700)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -120 / Texas Rangers +110 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, ROOT-RM
The Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies will begin a four-game series on Monday night.
The Rangers took two of three games from the Los Angeles Angles and have lost five of their last seven games. The Rangers pitching staff has really let them down during this losing stretch, allowing five or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Rangers are 3-14 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Prince Fielder has seven hits in his last five games and Alex Rios has five RBI in his last three games. Taking the mound on Monday will be Martin Perez, who is 4-1 with a 2.95 ERA and has 26 strikeouts in 42.2 innings. This will be Perez’s first career game against the Rockies.
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The Rockies took three of four from the New York Mets and have won six of their last eight games overall. The Rockies are still tearing the cover off of the baseball, scoring five or more runs in six of their last eight games, including double-digit runs twice in their last three. The Rockies now have five batters with at least 20 RBI, including Troy Tulowitzki, who has four homeruns in his last 10 games. Jordan Lyles hopes the run support continues as he gets the nod with a 3-0 record and 2.70 ERA while striking out 19 batters in 36.2 innings. Lyles is 0-5 with a 9.82 ERA in six career starts against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 7-1 in Perez's last 8 road starts and 6-1 in Perez's last 7 starts as a road underdog. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter and 4-13 in their last 17 interleague games as a favorite. The Rangers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado.
The Rockies have the best offense in baseball at the moment and the Rangers can't stop opposing teams from scoring runs to save their life. For the cheap price, it makes too much sense to take the home team in Colorado.