Texas Rangers vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/22/20 MLB Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/22/20 MLB Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Jordan Lyles (TEX) vs. Antonio Senzatela (COL)

The Line: Texas Rangers -125 / Colorado Rockies +110 -- O/U: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers meet in MLB action from Globe Life Field on Wednesday night.

The Colorado Rockies will look to build off of a 5-1 victory over the Rangers in the first matchup on Tuesday night. All of Colorado’s damage on the scoreboard came by a home run, as Nolan Arenado and David Dahl each had a two-run home run while Daniel Murphy opened the scoring with a solo shot. Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon, Raimel Tapia and Sam Hilliard each had base hits as well to cap off the offense for Colorado in the victory. Ashton Goudreau picked up the win after tossing two shutout innings with a pair of strikeouts and just one hit allowed. Antonio Senzatela will start here and is 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA up to this point in the preseason.

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The Texas Rangers will try to rebound from the loss to Colorado on Tuesday. Leody Taveras was responsible for the lone Texas RBI in the loss, while Nick Solak had a double and Todd Frazier, Danny Santana, Elvis Andrus and Shin-Soo Choo all had base hits as well for the Rangers as Texas had just six hits as a team in defeat. Kyle Gibson took the loss, falling to 1-1 in the preseason after allowing all five runs on six hits while striking out four over five innings of work. Jordan Lyles is expected to start here and is 0-0 with an 11.37 ERA so far this preseason.

Maybe the break will have changed things, but Jordan Lyles didn’t look good early on for the Rangers and while it doesn’t happen often, the Rockies showed some solid pitching on the mound even in a preseason game on Tuesday. Fast forward to Wednesday, we’re still getting plus money with a Colorado team that is swinging a hotter bat coming into the game with a definite edge on the mound in my opinion. I’ll take the Rockies and the plus money in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Colorado +110

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.