Cleveland Indians vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (64-48) at Cleveland Indians (59-50)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
German Marquez (9-4) (4.11) vs. C Kluber (9-3) (2.77)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -225 / Colorado Rockies +201 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsTime Ohio
The Colorado Rockies take on the Cleveland Indians in game one of a three game interleague set from Progressive Field on Tuesday.
The Colorado Rockies will look to bounce back after having their three game winning streak snapped thanks to a 3-2 loss to the Phillies in their series finale on Sunday, failing to complete the sweep in the process. Charlie Blackmon led the charge, going 3 for 5 with three doubles and an RBI while Nolan Arenado drove in the other run in the losing effort, going 2 for 3 at the dish. Carlos Gonzalez and Trevor Story each added base hits in the loss. Jeff Hoffman gave up one run on four hits while striking out eight over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Greg Holland gave up the pair of game-deciding runs, notching his 2nd blown save of the season while evening up his record at 2-2 this season. German Marquez will start the series opener and is 9-4 with a 4.11 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. This will be Marquez’s first career start against Cleveland, however in his career, Marquez owns a 2-0 interleague record with a 3.00 ERA and 8 strikeouts.
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The Cleveland Indians will try to rebound after dropping back-to-back contests to close out their series with the Yankees, including dropping the series finale by a final score of 8-1 in the series finale on Sunday. Michael Brantley opened the scoring for the Tribe with a solo homer in the bottom of the 1st, but that’s all the scoring Cleveland would do in the loss, with Edwin Encarnacion adding a base hit as Cleveland mustered up just two hits as a team in the loss. Carlos Carrasco took the loss, giving up five runs on six hits while walking a pair and striking out six over 5.2 innings of work, falling to 10-5 this season. Corey Kluber will start game one and is 9-3 with a 2.77 ERA and 172 strikeouts this season. In his career, Kluber is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 12 strikeouts against Colorado.
Colorado is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the AL Central and 33-72 in their last 105 interleague games while the under is 10-3-1 in their last 14 road games. Cleveland is 1-8 in their last 9 against the NL West and 2-12 in their last 14 interleague games while the under is 8-1-1 in their last 10 games overall. Colorado is 0-4 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Cleveland.
Cleveland really didn’t look good in the last two games against the Yankees, but if there’s one guy that can get the spark going for the Tribe, it’s Kluber, who has given up three runs or less in eleven of his last twelve starts. Marquez is a decent arm and a great story for Colorado, but this is set up for Cleveland to take in the opener.