Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies - 9/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (74-65) at Los Angeles Dodgers (92-47)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
German Marquez (10-6) (4.26) vs. Y Darvish (8-11) (4.03)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -234 / Colorado Rockies +215 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNLA, RTRM
Out at Dodger Stadium on Friday, the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be continuing their weekend MLB series.
In the Thursday opener, the Rockies scored three times in the first and three times in the seventh on the way to a 9-1 win.
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For the Friday game, the Rockies will be bringing out RHP German Marquez. In his 137.1 innings and 10-6 record this year, Marquez has a 4.26 ERA with 134 Ks and 41 BBs.
Colorado has some big hitters this season. Carlos Blackmon came into this set with 190 hits, 124 runs, 34 homers and 87 RBI, while DJ LeMahieu had 165 hits, 85 runs and 58 RBI. Blackmon and LeMahieu combined for three hits and two runs on Thursday.
Over on the Dodgers’ side, they’re going with Yu Darvish on Friday. In his 163.0 innings and 8-11 record this year, Darvish has a 4.09 ERA with 182 Ks and 55 BBs.
Los Angeles has some solid bats as well. Corey Seager came into this series on 143 hits, 75 runs, 19 homers and 65 RBI while Chris Taylor managed 133 hits, 75 runs, 19 homers and 66 RBI. Taylor had two hits on Thursday; Seager has been out with an injury.
Colorado is 2-5 in their last seven Friday games and 5-0 in Marquez’s last five starts in game two of a series. The Rockies are also 8-3 in Marquez’s last 11 starts and 9-4 in Marquez’s last 13 starts with four days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers are 21-5 in their last 26 Friday games and 42-19 in their last 61 during game two of a series. The under is 4-1 in LA’s last five Friday games and the Dodgers are 39-14 in their last 53 games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Marquez has been decent but not great lately. In his last four starts combined, he’s given up 13 earned runs in a total of 24.0 innings. As for Darvish, he’s given up 11 total earned over his last three starts, a span of 14.0 innings. I’m not thrilled with either one of these pitchers, but I’m going to give the edge to Darvish and the Dodgers based on potential—assuming they can climb out of this funk they’ve been in. The play here is probably the over, however.