Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/19/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (62-91) at Colorado Rockies (62-91)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
Chase Anderson (R) (9-6) (3.704) vs. Jordan Lyles (R) (6-3) (4.214)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -130 / Arizona Diamondbacks +120 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-AZ, ROOT-RM
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies play game two of their four-game series Friday night at Coors Field.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 5-12 in the month of September and are 29 games below a .500 record. The main issue for the Diamondbacks remains to be their pitching staff, which has allowed four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. Overall, the Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.17, which is 25th in the majors, and they’ve lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Aaron Hill has gotten on base in seven of his last nine games and Ender Inciarte has a seven-game hitting streak. Chase Anderson takes the mound, and he’s 9-6 with a 3.70 ERA and has 100 strikeouts in 109.1 innings. Anderson is 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA in three career starts against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies have won three straight and are also 29 games below a .500 record. The Rockies offense has produced 33 runs in their last three games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Justin Morneau has hit in seven of his last nine games and Corey Dickerson has a four-game hitting streak. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.88, which is the worst in baseball. Starting is Jordan Lyles, who is 6-3 with a 4.21 ERA and has 85 strikeouts in 115.1 innings. Lyles is 0-2 with a 7.30 ERA in five career starts against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Andersons last 6 road starts. The Rockies are 0-4 in Lyles' last 4 starts overall and 11-26 in their last 37 vs. a team with a losing record.
Anderson has absolutely owned the Rockies in his short career. Why would anyone turn down the plus money with a pitcher who has three of his nine wins this season against one team? Give me the Diamondbacks.