Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/14/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (8-7) at Washington Nationals (6-8)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Jon Gray (1-2) (5.62) vs. M Scherzer (2-1) (0.90)
The Line: Washington Nationals -190 / Colorado Rockies +175 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
MLB comes to the Nation’s Capital where the Washington Nationals host the Colorado Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies squeezed by Washington 2-1 on Friday behind an outstanding performance on the mound. Colorado starter Kyle Freeland allowed the lone run over 4.2 frames before four relievers finished the job.
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The Rockies mustered five hits and a walk with Carlos Gonzalez going deep and singling in DJ LeMahieu. The Rockies turn to Jon Gray as the starter at Washington on Saturday. Gray struggled last time out in a 7-6 loss versus San Diego where he was charged with all seven runs on ten hits in five frames.
The Washington Nationals have been picked by many to win another NL East crown but they have not looked the part yet. Washington saw a great effort on the mound from Tanner Roark go for naught in Friday’s defeat as he gave up both runs through six innings to absorb the loss.
The Nationals managed four hits and four free passes with Bryce Harper smacking a sacrifice fly that plated Ryan Zimmerman. Nationals ace Max Scherzer toes the rubber versus visiting Colorado on Saturday. Scherzer was dominant in a 2-0 victory versus Atlanta with a complete game two hit shutout where he struck out ten.
Colorado are 5-1 in their last 6 road games an are 5-2 in Gray’s last 7 road starts. Washington are 2-7 in their last 9 overall and are 2-7 in their last 9 games on grass and are 3-9 in their last 12 home games. Colorado are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Washington.
Scherzer might have to toss a complete game shutout and hit a homerun to win so I’m no interested in backing a struggling Nationals squad…