Texas Rangers (9-9) at Colorado Rockies (12-7)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
Kyle Gibson (0-2) (4.11) vs. German Marquez (2-2) (2.08)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -155 / Texas Rangers +143 --- Over/Under: 12.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Rangers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Rangers have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Nick Solak leads the Rangers with 19 hits and eight RBI while Todd Frazier and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have combined for 35 hits and seven RBI. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.11 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. This will be Gibson’s first career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Rockies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Rockies have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 34 hits and 20 RBI while Trevor Story and Daniel Murphy have combined for 42 hits and 25 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 2.08 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Marquez’s second career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 4-10 in their last 14 interleague games, 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The Rockies are 7-0 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 6-0 in their last 6 Saturday games and 15-6 in their last 21 overall. The over is 7-1 in Rangers last 8 road games. The over is 4-0 in Rockies last 4 overall. The Rangers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado.
Gibson hasn't been good in his last two starts, allowing seven runs and 13 hits in 10.1 innings, and I'm going to assume his first trip to Coors isn't going to make things better. Marquez has been great this season, allowing six earned runs and 18 hits through 26 innings while striking out 27 and getting 32 ground ball outs. The Colorado Rockies have the pitching edge in this game and their offense should come back to life at some point.
Give me the Rockies and the RL for added value.