Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:40 PM (Coors Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -110 / Colorado Rockies -110 -- Over/Under: 14 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies meet Thursday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Pirates have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Starling Marte leads the Pirates with 149 hits and 77 RBI while Josh Bell and Bryan Reynolds have combined for 260 hits and 162 RBI. Trevor Williams gets the ball, and he is 6-6 with a 5.35 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Williams is 1-1 with a 4.97 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Colorado Rockies have lost four straight games when scoring four or more runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 155 hits and 74 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story have combined for 297 hits and 177 RBI. Chi Chi Gonzalez gets the ball, and he is 0-5 with a 6.43 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzalez’s first career game against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 10-26 in their last 36 road games, 4-11 in their last 15 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Williams' last 5 road starts. The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 0-7 in Gonzalezs last 7 starts. The Pirates are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Colorado. The under is 4-1 in Gonzalezs last 5 starts overall. The under is 20-8 in Williams' last 28 road starts.
Williams has allowed 30 hits and 20 earned runs in his last 24 innings, and he has a 4.58 ERA and .270 allowed batting average on the road. Gonzalez has allowed 15 hits and 14 runs in his last 15.1 innings, and he has a 5.00 ERA and .278 allowed batting average at home. I'm not trying to get behind either of these pitchers and both of these teams in general aren't playing the best baseball. With that said, we're getting a pick em line, so when there's no strong feelings either way and both pitchers are trash, I'll just lean toward the home team because they're at home. However, there's much better options on Thursday's card.