Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/1/14
San Francisco Giants (74-62) at Colorado Rockies (54-82)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 1, 2014 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
Tim Hudson (R) (9-9) (2.897) vs. Franklin Morales (L) (4-7) (5.262)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +139 / San Francisco Giants -149 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BA, ROOT-RM
The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series on Monday afternoon.
The San Francisco Giants have won six straight games and are 12 games above a .500 record. The Giants pitching staff continues to pitch well, allowing three or less runs in 11 of their last 14 games. Overall, the San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.37, which is seventh in the majors, and they’ve won five straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Buster Posey has 20 hits in his last 10 games and Pablo Sandoval has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. Tim Hudson gets the ball, and he’s 9-9 with a 2.90 ERA and has 106 strikeouts in 167.2 innings. Hudson is 5-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 13 career starts against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last six games and are 28 games below a .500 record. The Rockies are struggling offensively lately, producing three or less runs in seven straight games. The Rockies have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Nolan Arenado has a four-game hitting streak and Charlie Blackmon has an RBI in four straight games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.92, which is last in the majors. Starting is Franklin Morales, who is 5-7 with a 5.14 ERA and has 86 strikeouts in 124.1 innings. Morales is 1-3 with a 5.75 ERA in five career games against the Giants.
The Giants are 1-5 in Hudsons last 6 starts with 4 days of rest and 4-1 in Hudsons last 5 starts overall. The Rockies are 1-4 in Morales' last 5 home starts and 1-5 in Morales' last 6 starts overall. The Giants are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Colorado.
If you don't mind laying the chalk, go ahead and take the Giants. San Fran is on a roll lately and the Rockies are, well, the Rockies.