Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/17/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (86-65) at Colorado Rockies (60-91)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
Carlos Frias (R) (0-0) (0.000) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (L) (13-11) (4.283)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +117 / Los Angeles Dodgers -127 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies play a rubber game Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won eight of their last 11 games and are 21 games above a .500 record. The Dodgers bats have really woken up lately, scoring four or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Dodgers have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Adrian Gonzalez has hit in nine of his last 10 games and Yasiel Puig has four hits and three runs in this series. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.25, which is fourth in the majors. Carlos Frias gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.91 ERA and has 18 strikeouts in 25.1 innings. This will be Frias’ first career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies snapped a seven-game losing streak on Tuesday and are 31 games below a .500 record. The issue for the Rockies remains their pitching staff which has allowed four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. Overall, the Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.91, which is by far the worst in the majors, and they’ve lost 11 of their last 16 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Justin Morneau has scored four runs in this series and Corey Dickerson has five RBIs in this series. Starting is Jorge De La Rosa, who is 13-11 with a 4.28 ERA and has 129 strikeouts in 172.1 innings. De La Rosa is 4-10 with a 6.04 ERA in 20 career games against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 40-17 in their last 57 games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. The Rockies are 47-9 in De La Rosas last 56 home starts and 3-7 in De La Rosas last 10 starts vs. National League West. The Rockies are 4-12 in De La Rosas last 16 starts vs. Dodgers.
Forget the fact the Dodgers are the better team and we're getting them for cheap, the Dodgers have owned De La Rosa throughout his career. I'll take my chances with LA picking up the win in this series.