Rockies vs. Diamondbacks - 9/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (56-77) at Colorado Rockies (64-69)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Robbie Ray (7-12) (4.22) vs. J De La Rosa (8-7) (5.09)
The Line: Colorado Rockies / Arizona Diamondbacks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.12 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 166 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 78 RBI and Jake Lamb has 26 home runs. Robbie Ray gets the nod, and he’s 7-12 with a 4.28 ERA and 181 strikeouts this season. Ray is 1-1 with a 4.10 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies could use a win as well after splitting their last 12 games. The Rockies have scored 23 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six straight games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to stay hot, and they’ve won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 159 hits, Charlie Blackmon has 65 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 36 home runs. Jorge De La Rosa takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 5.09 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 10-8 with a 3.10 ERA and 116 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 7-16 in Rays last 23 starts. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 58-20 in De La Rosas last 78 home starts. The Rockies are 12-1 in De La Rosas last 13 home starts vs. Diamondbacks.
Arizona allows a truckload of runs no matter where it plays, but now you're putting this pitching staff in Coors Field where the Rockies continue to rake. This game could get ugly. Give me the Rockies to get the victory.