Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/6/14
Chicago Cubs (47-63) at Colorado Rockies (44-67)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Jake Arrieta (R) (6-2) (2.112) vs. Jordan Lyles (R) (5-1) (3.522)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -105 / Chicago Cubs -105 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Chicago Cubs hope to keep making noise on their west coast road trip versus the Colorado Rockies.
The Cubs have been very competitive over the past few weeks but unfortunately no matter how many games they win last place in the National League Central will be the final resting place. The Cubs continued to play well with a 6-5, 12 inning victory over Colorado in the series opener. Travis Wood allowed three runs over six frames for a no decision when Wesley Wright allowed a 7th inning run. Hector Rondon blew an 11th inning lead but won it when Javier Baez went solo in the 12th. The Cubs managed just eight hits but walked nine times with Welington Castillo going deep and driving in two. A red hot Jake Arrieta goes for win number eleven at Coors Field on Wednesday night. on the season Arrieta has gone 6-2 with a 2.11 ERA in 16 starts as he has laid claim to the ace of the rotation.
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Colorado has dropped hard and quickly from the ranks of playoff contender to just another team. Injuries have hurt them possibly more then most teams because they need everything clicking to win consistently. Thomas Kahnle allowed three runs with the loss going to Boone Logan who served up a solo bomb in the 12th to fall to 2-2. The Rockies might have let one get away as they had plenty of opportunities on a 15 hit, five walk attack. Nolan Arenado left the yard and Brandon Barnes drove in a pair of runs while Wilin Rosario went 3-5 with a run. The Rockies give Wednesday's starting assignment to right hander Jordan Lyles who last faced the Cubs in 2013. On the year Lyles has posted a 5-1 record with a 3.52 ERA covering 12 outings where the team has gone 6-6.
The Cubs tried to give this game away a few times which serves as a reminder that this is still a bad team even though they are playing well. I'm going with Arrieta and hoping the offense scores for him and the pen doesn't blow it...