Cleveland Indians vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (64-48) at Cleveland Indians (59-50)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Antonio Senzatela (10-4) (4.78) vs. T Bauer (10-8) (5.00)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -165 / Colorado Rockies +155 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOH, ATRM
Out at Progressive Field on Wednesday, the Colorado Rockies and the Cleveland Indians will be finishing up their two-game MLB matchup.
On Tuesday, the Indians won in dramatic walk-off fashion 4-1 on a three-run Yan Gomes homer in the bottom of the ninth.
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For the Wednesday game, the Rockies will be going with RHP Antonio Senzatela. In his 107.1 innings and 10-4 record this year, Senzatela has a 4.78 ERA with 79 Ks and 36 BBs.
The Rockies have some big hitters this year. Carlos Blackmon came into this set with 150 hits, 100 runs, 25 homers and 72 RBI, while Nolan Arenado had 138 hits, 73 runs, 25 homers and 98 RBI. Blackmon ripped a solo homer on Tuesday; Arenado went 0-for-3.
Over on the Indians’ side, they’re going with RHP Trevor Bauer on Wednesday. In his 113.1 innings and 10-8 record this year, Bauer has a 5.00 ERA with 124 Ks and 44 BBs.
Cleveland has some key hitters as well. Jose Ramirez led the way coming into this set with 132 hits, 75 runs, 18 homers and 56 RBI, while Francisco Lindor managed 118 hits, 61 runs, 18 homers and 51 RBI in that span. In Tuesday’s game, Lindor had a hit but Ramirez went 0-for-4.
The Rockies are 4-9 in their last 13 during game two of a series, and 5-1 in Senzatela’s last six starts in game two of a series. Colorado is also 4-1 in Senzatela’s last five starts versus a team with a winning record, and 0-4 in Senzatela’s last four road starts.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 4-1 in their last five during game two of a series, and 3-8 in their last 11 Wednesday games. Cleveland is also 4-1 in Bauer’s last five home starts and 2-6 in Bauer’s last eight Wednesday starts.
It’s been a little while since Senzatela has made a start, but in his last two he’s allowed seven earned on 10 hits in 9.0 innings. As for Bauer, he gave up 10 earned over a span of three starts but since then has given up just two earned on 14 hits over two starts (15.0 innings). I don’t trust Senzatela much at all right now, so Bauer and the Indians seems like a sensible pick. Give me Cleveland.