Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (8-5) at Cincinnati Reds (6-7)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
J De La Rosa (1-1) (8.80) vs. A Simon (0-1) (12.15)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -111 / Colorado Rockies -109 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTRM, FSOH
In Tuesday evening MLB action, we’ve got a pretty exciting matchup coming between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds from Great American Ballpark.
This will be the second game of this current series. In Monday’s game one, the Rockies drew first blood by scoring four runs in the eighth inning on the way to a 5-1 victory.
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In Tuesday’s game two, the Rockies will be utilizing left-hander Jorge De La Rosa on the mound. It’s been a choppy year for De La Rosa thus far, and in his last appearance he gave up seven earned in just four innings against the Padres. That gives De La Rosa an 8.80 ERA with a 1.76 WHIP on the season.
A lot has been said about the Rockies batting order this season, and it’s all deservedly so. Trevor Story has been a great “story” so far, as he’s got eight homers with 14 RBI and 13 runs. Nolan Arenado isn’t far behind with six homers, 16 RBI and 12 runs. Carlos Gonzalez is also playing well these days for Colorado, with 11 runs, 20 hits and 10 RBI.
Over on the Reds’ side, they’ll be giving right-hander Alfredo Simon the start on Tuesday. Simon hasn’t exactly looked sharp this season, as he’s coming off an ugly 0.2-inning outing against the Cubs on Wednesday, allowing five runs in that short time. Simon has an ugly 12.15 ERA with a 2.55 WHIP.
The Cincinnati lineup has lots of potency, and can score runs in bunches. Eugenio Suarez is off to a hot start, with four homers, 10 RBI, 11 runs and 15 hits. Suarez sat out Monday’s game to rest. Jay Bruce has pumped in 15 hits and 12 RBI, while Zack Cozart is sitting on 15 hits with seven runs.
Since 2015, the Rockies are 37-51 in away games, and 39-51 in non-division games overall. As for Cincinnati, they’re 39-49 as the home team since 2015, and 34-56 in non-division games overall.
This matchup seems like a no-brainer, as the Reds give up a lot of homers, and the Rockies hit a lot of homers. That said, with De La Rosa on the mound I’m not sure this won’t be a home run derby on both sides. The Rockies should get the win, but if there’s ever a time to take the over, it’s now.