San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/26/14
Colorado Rockies (53-77) at San Francisco Giants (68-62)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Jorge De La Rosa (L) (13-8) (4.296) vs. Madison Bumgarner (L) (14-9) (3.171)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -195 / Colorado Rockies +184 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, CSN-BA
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants play Tuesday night at AT&T Park.
The Colorado Rockies have won six of their last eight games and are still 24 games below a .500 record. The Rockies offense has really been carrying the way lately, producing four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Rockies have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Justin Morneau has 11 hits in his last 10 games and Charlie Blackmon has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.99, which is dead last in the majors. Jorge De La Rosa takes the mound, and he’s 13-8 with a 4.21 ERA and has 109 strikeouts in 149.2 innings. De La Rosa is 9-5 with a 4.09 ERA in 23 career games against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants have lost three straight and are six games above .500. The Giants inconsistent offense continues to be their downfall, as they’ve produced three or fewer runs in nine of their last 18 games. The Giants have been hit or miss and have lost 16 straight when scoring three or less runs. Buster Posey has a five-game hitting streak and Hunter Pence has a seven-game hitting streak. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.47, which is eighth in the majors. Starting is Madison Bumgarner, who is 14-9 with a 3.17 ERA and has 179 strikeouts in 176 innings. Bumgarner is 8-6 with a 3.38 ERA in 19 career starts against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 0-4 in De La Rosas last 4 road starts and 22-10 in De La Rosas last 32 starts overall. The Giants are 1-6 in Bumgarners last 7 home starts and 5-2 in Bumgarners last 7 starts as a favorite. The Rockies are 5-1 in De La Rosas last 6 starts vs. Giants, while the Giants are 4-1 in Bumgarners last 5 home starts vs. Rockies.
The Rockies are playing decent baseball lately and De La Rosa has had success against the Giants and in a Rockies uniform overall. Given the insane price, I'm going to take a chance on the Rockies on the road.