Friday, August 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jorge De La Rosa (7-4) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (8-7)
The Colorado Rockies visit Nationals Park on Friday to play the Washington Nationals. Jorge De La Rosa is the probable starter for the Rockies and he'll face Jordan Zimmermann of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +157 and Washington at -167. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rockies, with a 56-50 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 56-46 over/under record. The Nationals are 46-60 against the run line and have a 55-47 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this matchup with a 45-61 record, including 20-32 on the road. Jorge De La Rosa has a 7-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.87 and a 1.41 WHIP. The Rockies are 10-8 over his 98 innings pitched and he's also given up 92 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-9. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 388 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 4.53. Opposing teams are hitting .268 against the Rockies bullpen while walking 140 times and striking out 312 times. Colorado is averaging 6.9 strikeouts per game while getting 9.95 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 30th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.98.
Colorado is batting .274 as a team, which is good for 2nd in the league and hitting .242 away from home. The Rockies on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .442. DJ LeMahieu leads the team in hits with 124 while the team ranks 3rd in baseball with 9.42 hits per game.
With a 29-21 home record, Washington will hope to improve on their 55-51 overall mark. Jordan Zimmermann has a record of 8-7 while sporting an earned run average of 3.54 on the year with a 1.25 WHIP. The Nationals have a record of 13-9 over the 134.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 144 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-9. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 287 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.47. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 90 times and striking out 283 times. Washington is averaging 8.09 strikeouts per game while getting 8.95 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67.
They are batting .249 as a team, which is good for 21st in the league and hitting .244 at home. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .313, which puts them at 16th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .392. Yunel Escobar leads the team in hits with 115 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.33 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Rockies have a fielding percentage of .985 with 62 total errors, 1,194 assists and 2,789 put outs. The Nationals have committed 63 errors on the season with 994 assists and 2,811 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 56-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 56-50 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 55-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 46-60 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/01/15 LF Corey Dickerson Ribs Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
08/01/15 P Kyle Kendrick Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
07/21/15 P Chad Bettis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/10/15 P David Hale Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1); out for season
05/30/15 1B Justin Morneau Concussion Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
04/28/15 P Adam Ottavino Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/04/15 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/1)
07/10/15 CF Denard Span Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
07/05/15 P Stephen Strasburg Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/4)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies
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