Seattle Mariners vs. Colorado Rockies - 9/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (59-82) at Seattle Mariners (68-74)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Yohan Flande (3-2) (4.65) vs. Roenis Elias (4-8) (4.30)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -147 / Colorado Rockies +137 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners and the Colorado Rockies face off in game two of their interleague MLB series.
The Seattle Mariners have been one of the most disappointing teams in baseball but even so they still barely alive in the AL Wildcard race. The Mariners have worked this season on beefing up their lineup and adding hitters and they have accomplished that but just all of the pieces never seemed to fall into place for them. Nelson Cruz has had a monster season for the M’s with 40 home runs and he is hitting over .300 while Robinson Cano continues to deliver and Kyle Seager has over 20 home runs. For Saturday’s game the Mariners start Roenis Elias who has disappointed this year after showing a lot of promise last season but he is 4-8 with a 4.30 ERA overall and 0-2 with a 4.67 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Colorado Rockies packed it in for this season long ago as they failed to have a top of the pitching rotation and don’t have anyone who can match up against the better pitchers in the game. The Rockies are dead last in the National League West and have been outscored by better than 100 runs this season. D.J. LeMahieu leads the Rockies in hitting but Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have hit was well with Arenado approaching 40 home runs this year. The Rockies starting pitching has an ERA of 5.27 with the bullpen not much better at 4.81. For Saturday’s game the Rockies start Yohan Flande who is 3-2 for the season with a 4.65 ERA and 0-1 with a 6.91 ERA in his last three starts.
Seattle is 4-1 in game two of a series, 2-5 in their last seven Saturday games, and 1-4 in Elias’ last five starts. Colorado is 17-35 in game two of a series, 19-40 against a left-handed starter, and 0-5 in their last five Saturday games. Colorado is 1-5 in their last six meetings against Seattle.
Elias just isn’t dependable enough these days to lay this kind of price on so I look for the Rockies to get the best of it.