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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (56-59) at Philadelphia Phillies (53-63)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Tyler Anderson (4-3) (3.04) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (7-12) (3.78)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +110 / Colorado Rockies -120 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds


Coming our way on Saturday from Citizens Bank Park, we’ve got another installment of the series between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies. 

This will be game two of the set. On Friday, Philly managed a 10-6 victory. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Taking the mound for the Rockies on Saturday will be lefty Tyler Anderson. Over his 11 starts and 4-3 record this year, Anderson has put up a 3.04 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP in 68 innings. In his most recent start against the Rangers, Anderson logged seven innings of two-hit ball with one earned for a no-decision. 

The Rockies—as expected—have a lot of big hitters on their roster. Carlos Gonzalez has put up 134 hits with 72 runs, 23 homers and 79 RBI. Charlie Blackmon holds 134 hits with 76 runs, 18 homers and 57 RBI. DJ LeMahieu has hit 132 times with 74 runs and 42 RBI. 

Over on the Phillies’ side we’ll be seeing RHP Jerad Eickhoff. Across 23 starts and a 7-12 record this year, Eickhoff has logged a 3.78 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 138 innings. In his last game, Eickhoff got his first win since July 4 with six innings, five runs (four earned) and five hits against the Padres. 

We’ve got a few notable hitters on the Phillies’ side as well. Odubel Herrera has managed 121 hits with 63 runs, 12 homers and 40 RBI. Cesar Hernandez has put up 112 hits with 44 runs and 27 RBI. Maikel Franco is sitting on 104 hits with 47 runs, 20 homers and 66 RBI. 

The Rockies are 5-0 in their last five Saturday games, and 5-1 in Anderson’s last six starts. Colorado is also 5-1 in Anderson’s last six starts on grass, and 4-1 in Anderson’s last five starts versus a team with a losing record. 

As for the Phillies, they’re 3-9 in their last 12 Saturday games, and 1-6 in their last seven game twos of a series. Philadelphia is also 7-3 in Eickhoff’s last 10 starts with five days’ rest, and 2-5 in their last seven games versus a left-handed starter. 

Eickhoff doesn’t get much run support these days—or ever—so I’ll go with Anderson and the Rockies here.

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