Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/27/14
Colorado Rockies (27-23) at Philadelphia Phillies (21-26)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Jorge De La Rosa (L) (5-3) (4.141) vs. Cole Hamels (L) (1-2) (4.301)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -120 / Colorado Rockies +110 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, CSN-PHI
The Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies will take the field Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
The Rockies have lost four of their last five games and haven’t scored a run in two straight games. The lack of run support for the Rockies has been somewhat surprising considering they have scored the most runs of any team in baseball. Charlie Blackmon has just one hit in his last six games and Carlos Gonzalez hasn’t hit a homerun in 12 straight games. The Rockies pitching continues to be god awful as well, currently ranked 21st in team ERA. Getting the nod is Jorge De La Rosa, who is 5-3 with a 3.91 ERA and has 44 strikeouts in 53 innings. De La Rosa is 1-4 with a 6.42 ERA in eight career games against the Phillies.
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The Phillies continue their inconsistent play, as they’ve won five of their last nine games. The good news is that the Phillies have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. The bad news is that the Phillies pitching has the 25th worst ERA in baseball. Ryan Howard is hitless in his last four games. Cole Hamels, who is 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA and has 40 strikeouts in 37.2 innings. Hamels is 3-2 with a 3.40 ERA in seven career starts against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 35-16 in De La Rosa's last 51 starts with 4 days of rest and 61-30 in De La Rosa's last 91 starts. The Phillies are 1-5 in Hamels' last 6 starts as a favorite and 7-3 in Hamels' last 10 starts with 4 days of rest. The Phillies are 5-1 in Hamels' last 6 starts vs. Rockies, while the Rockies are 1-4 in De La Rosa's last 5 starts vs. Phillies.
I don't trust the Phillies and I take advantage every time I can get their opponent at plus money. I like the Rockies, especially with De La Rosa on the mound.