Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (91-60) at Colorado Rockies (63-88)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
J Locke (8-11) (4.48) vs. C Bettis (8-5) (4.46)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +125 / Pittsburgh Pirates -135 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Pittsburgh, ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The surging Pittsburgh Pirates shoot for another win at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies.
The goal of the Pittsburgh Pirates is to keep winning and see if they win the Central or settle for the Wild Card. The Pirates have won five in a row following a 13-7 win at Coors Field on Wednesday night. Starter Charlie Morton was charged with six runs on ten hits over 4.1 frames before four relievers controlled the Rockies bats. The Buccos unleashed a 19 hit, six walk attack that saw Neil Walker go 4-5 with a homer, six RBI’s and two runs with Sean Rodriguez and Staling Marte combining for five RBI’s. Left hander Jeff Locke looks to keep the wins rolling in when he opposes the Rockies on Wednesday night. Overall Locke has posted an 8-11 record over 29 starts with a 4.48 ERA.
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The Colorado Rockies haven’t been able to slow the Pirates and their postseason hopes after Wednesday’s loss saddled the team with four straight defeat. The work on the mound put the Rockies behind the eight ball with starter Christian Bergman allowing seven runs on ten hits through 3.2 frames with John Axford giving up four and Jason Gurka two. The Rockies racked up 12 hits with Corey Dickerson and Rafael Murphy leaving the yard and driving in five runs. Chad Bettis is scheduled to be on the mound to oppose the surging Pirates on Thursday. Bettis has been one of the Rockies better pitching options with an 8-5 record and 4.46 ERA.
The over is 6-2 in PIT last 8 Thursday games and is 15-7 in their last 22 overall while going 15-7 in their last 22 on grass. Colorado are 7-3 in Bettis’ last 10 home starts. The under is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings. Right now I lean under but check back for an update…