Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (65-50) at Miami Marlins (54-60)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
German Marquez (9-4) (3.88) vs. V Worley (2-2) (4.82)
The Line: Miami Marlins -105 / Colorado Rockies -105 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ATRM, FSFL
Down at Marlins Park on Sunday, the Colorado Rockies and the Miami Marlins will be finishing up their weekend MLB series.
In Friday’s opener, the Marlins secured a 6-3 victory. On Saturday, Miami made it two straight, scoring three runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 4-3 win.
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For the Sunday game, the Rockies will be bringing out RHP German Marquez. In his 109.0 innings and 9-4 record this year, Marquez has a 3.88 ERA with 103 Ks and 36 BBs.
Colorado has some great bats this year. Carlos Blackmon came into the weekend with 155 hits, 103 runs, 27 homers and 74 RBI while Nolan Arenado had 141 hits, 74 runs, 26 homers and 100 RBI. On Saturday, Blackmon ripped four hits with two runs; Arenado came up empty.
Over on the Marlins’ side, they’re going with RHP Vance Worley on Sunday. In his 46.2 innings and 2-2 record this year, Worley has a 4.82 ERA with 34 Ks and 14 BBs.
Miami has some notable bats as well. Dee Gordon led the way coming into this set with 135 hits, 75 runs and 24 RBI while Marcel Ozuna had 133 hits, 64 runs, 26 homers and 87 RBI. Gordon managed a hit and a run on Saturday; Ozuna posted an RBI.
The Rockies are 7-5 in their last 12 versus the NL East, and 6-20 in their last 26 road games. Colorado is also 1-10 in their last 11 road games versus a team with a losing record, and 1-7 in their last eight road games versus a team with a losing home record.
Meanwhile, the Marlins are 7-2 in their last nine home games and 5-7 in their last 12 versus a team with a winning record. Miami is also 4-5 in their last nine games on grass, and 6-11 in their last 17 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
It’s been a pretty solid run for Marquez lately. Over his six straight quality starts, Marquez hasn’t given up more than three earned, and he surrendered no runs on two hits in 6.0 innings in Cleveland during his last outing. As for Worley, he’s been good in his last two games with one earned on eight hits in 13.0 innings. This looks like a really solid pitching matchup, but I’ll go with the Rockies offense here. Give me Colorado.