Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/30/14
Colorado Rockies (36-46) at Washington Nationals (43-38)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Yohan Flande (L) (0-0) (7.200) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (R) (5-4) (2.949)
The Line: Washington Nationals -214 / Colorado Rockies +199 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, MASN2
The Washington nationals and the Colorado Rockies face off on Monday in Washington for game one of their series.
The Washington Nationals are neck and neck with the Atlanta braves atop the NL East and right now they trail the Braves by a half of a game in the standings. The Nationals are 23-17 at home this season, -4 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last two games. As a team the Nationals are hitting .244 with Adam LaRoche hiting .308, Anthony Rendon hitting .282, and Jayson Werth and Denard Span both hitting .268. The Washington pitching staff has an ERA of 3.07 with the starters at 3.37 and the bullpen at 2.49. For game one against the Rockies the Nationals start Jordan Zimmerman who has lost his last two decisions. For the season Zimmerman has allowed 97 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 86 over 97.2 innings for a 5-4 record and a 2.95 ERA.
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The Colorado Rockies have had a rough month of June as they have slipped to 10 games under .500 overall. The Rockies are 16-27 on the road, 2-8 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a win at Milwaukee on Sunday. As a team the Rockies are hitting .283 with Troy Tulowitzki hitting .353, Justin Morneau hitting .307, and Charlie Blackmon hitting .297. The Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.96 with the starters at 5.21 and the bullpen at 4.55. For game one against the Nats the Rockies start Yohan Flande who makes his second career Major League start. In his last start Flande allowed six hits and four runs while striking out four over 5.0 innings.
Washington is 10-2 following an off day, 7-2 in their last nine home games, and 39-14 in Zimmerman’s last 53 starts as a favorite. Colorado is 30-63 in their last 93 road games, 8-22 in their last 30 games, and 1-6 in their last seven road games against a team with a winning record. Colorado is 14-6 in their last 20 games in Washington.
The Nationals are a big favorite and they should be and I give them the edge here.
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