New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (46-62) at New York Mets (59-52)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 10, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Jon Gray (0-0) (4.50) vs. J Niese (6-9) (3.51)
The Line: New York Mets -165 / Colorado Rockies +150 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, SNY
The Colorado Rockies head to Citi Field to begin a series with the New York Mets on Monday.
The Colorado Rockies are playing spoilers the rest of the season as the year has slowly gotten away from them. The Rockies were the perfect spoiler on Sunday with a 6-4 victory at Washington that prevented the Nationals from picking up a game in the standings. Starter Yohande Flande was not good with three runs plated on solo homers over 4.2 frames but five relievers allowed an unearned run the rest of the way. Carlos Gonzalez paced an eleven hit attack with a pair of solo jacks while Daniel Descalo clubbed a solo homer. The Rockies send rookie Jonathan Gray to the bump for his second career start on Monday. Gray lost his debut by a 10-4 count to the Mariners with three runs scored on five hits in four innings.
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The New York Mets are trying to distance themselves from Washington in the National League East but have failed to do so with back to back defeats. The Mets fell at Tropicana Field 4-3 on Sunday but didn’t lose a game in the standings with the Nationals losing s well. Starter Bartolo Colon dropped to 10-11 with all four runs plated on nine hits through 6.2 innings pitched. The offense logged six hits and walked four times with Daniel Murphy leading the way with a pair of RBI’s with Curtis Granderson smacking a run scoring single. Left hander Jon Niese draws the series opening start with the visiting Rockies. Niese is looking for back to back wins after defeating Miami 5-1 with the lone run plated on four hits over seven frames.
The over is 9-1-1 in Colorado’s last 11 Monday games while the Rockies are 7-19 in their last 26 games as an underdog and are 27-72 in their last 99 road games. New York are 7-1 in their last 8 overall and are 44-13 in their last 57 games as a favorite while going 40-18 in their last 58 home games. The under is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings in New York and Colorado are 16-36 in the last 52 meetings in New York. I’m leaning Mets here who can’t let a few losing days turn in to something bigger…