Oakland Athletics (30-18) at Colorado Rockies (21-25)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
Mike Fiers (5-2) (5.06) vs. German Marquez (2-5) (4.35)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +100 / Oakland Athletics -110 --- Over/Under: 11.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies meet Wednesday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Athletics have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 40 hits and 21 RBI while Mark Canha and Ramon Laureano have combined for 73 hits and 46 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 0-1 with a 24.00 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rockies have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Rockies have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 57 hits and 37 RBI while Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado have combined for 99 hits and 49 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 4.35 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The Rockies are 11-5 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series, 6-14 in their last 20 Wednesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 4-0 in Athletics last 4 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Rockies last 4 overall. The Athletics are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.
Mike Fiers has allowed seven runs and 11 hits in his last 11 innings while German Marquez has allowed four runs and 11 hits in his last 14 innings. Neither of these pitchers are guys I'm trying to get behind, especially at Coors in the middle of the day where the ball should be jumping. We should see some fireworks in this contest. High total, but I'll take the over anyway.