Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals - 8/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (59-59) at Colorado Rockies (48-69)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
S Strasburg (6-6) (4.62) vs. J De La Rosa (7-5) (4.75)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +135 / Washington Nationals -155 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals face off on Wednesday at Coors Field as they continue their MLB series.
The Colorado Rockies went run for run with the Nationals for a while but they couldn’t keep it going as they lost on Tuesday. Jose Reyes, Carlos Gonzalez, and Kyle Parker each hit home runs as the Rockies scored six runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher David Hale allowed eight hits and six runs while striking out four over 5.0 innings but he didn’t get a decision as Justin Miller took the loss. For Wednesday’s game the Rockies start Jorge De La Rosa who has allowed 1-2 hits and 58 earned runs while striking out 100 over 110 innings for a 7-5 record and a 4.75 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals piled up the numbers late but it all still led to the win on Tuesday. Yunel Escobar hit a home run and Danny Espinosa and Ian Desmond each had three hits as the Nationals scored 15 runs on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmerman allowed nine hits and six runs, four earned, while striking out six over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 9-8 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Nationals start Stephen Strasburg who has allowed 83 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 83 over 74 innings for a 6-6 record and a 4.62 ERA.
Colorado is 2-6 in their last eight home games, 1-8 in their last nine games, and 53-14 in De La Rosa’s last 67 home starts. Washington is 2-6 in their last eight road games, 6-1 in their last seven road games against a team with a losing home record, and 4-1 in Strasburg’s last five starts. Washington is 6-1 in their last seven games in Colorado.
This one is a pitcher’s game and with the total set at 10 my free pick is under. My stronger play is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.