Colorado Rockies (18-20) at Los Angeles Dodgers (30-10)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
German Marquez (2-5) (4.88) vs. Tony Gonsolin (0-0) (0.51)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -205 / Colorado Rockies +188 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rockies have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Rockies have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 49 hits and 29 RBI while Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado have combined for 79 hits and 40 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 4.88 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Dodgers have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 46 hits and 30 RBI while Corey Seager and AJ Pollock have combined for 78 hits and 47 RBI. Tony Gonsolin gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 0.51 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonsolin’s first career game against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 10-3 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series, 17-37 in their last 54 road games and 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games. The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games, 6-0 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 38-13 in their last 51 overall. The over is 5-2 in Rockies last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Dodgers last 5 Saturday games. The Rockies are 14-43 in the last 57 meetings in Los Angeles.
German Marquez has allowed 24 earned runs and 45 hits in his last 36.1 innings, while Tony Gonsolin has allowed one run and eight hits in his last 13.2 innings. Despite less than 60 career innings under his belt, it's fair to say Gonsolin has been the better pitcher this season and gives the Dodgers the edge here. The Dodgers are also in such form that they're not a team I'm trying to bet against right now.
It's Dodgers and the RL for me in this spot.