Friday, July 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jorge De La Rosa vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Colorado Rockies head to Dodger Stadium on Friday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable pitchers are Jorge De La Rosa for the Rockies and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. The opening line for this game has Colorado at +126 and Los Angeles at -136. The over/under is 7.5. The Rockies have a 40-36-2 over/under mark and a 42-36-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Dodgers are 32-47-0 against the run line and have a 38-36-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this game with a 37-41 record, and they are 19-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa has a 5-4 record with an ERA of 6.47 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 49 strikeouts during his 48.2 innings pitched and he has given up 56 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.81. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have allowed 285 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the pen while they've been struck out 225 times and walked 91 times this year. As a unit, Colorado has given up 9.92 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 hitters per nine. They are 28th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.14. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 759 base hits and 393 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 241 batters and struck out 570. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team, Colorado is hitting .276, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .248 average on the road. The Rockies have a .469 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .339 which is good for 3rd in the league. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.59 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .329 and his on-base percentage is at .375. He has 98 hits this season along with 54 runs scored and 51 runs batted in. He's struck out 72 times and has walked 22 times. Nolan Arenado is hitting .296 and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 89 hits so far while scoring 57 runs and he's driven in 65. He has walked 36 times and has struck out 41 times. The Rockies have 749 hits, including 168 doubles and 104 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Colorado has walked 249 times this season and they've struck out 621 times as a unit. They've left 531 men on base and have a team OPS of .809. They score 5.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 418 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 23-15 home mark and a 43-37 overall record. With an ERA of 1.79, Clayton Kershaw has a 11-2 record and a 0.73 WHIP. He has 145 strikeouts over the 121 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 79 hits. He has allowed 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.68. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 247 times and walking 87 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.22 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 587 base knocks and 278 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 221 hitters and struck out 737. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.50.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.87 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .271 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 74 hits this year along with 26 runs scored and 34 RBI. He's struck out 63 times and has walked on 32 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .296 and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 91 hits so far while he's scored 51 runs and drove in 38. He has earned a walk 28 times and has punched out 59 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 629 base hits, including 119 doubles and 85 homers. They have 25 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 262 times this year and they have struck out 614 times. They've had 525 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They score 4.12 runs per game and have totaled 330 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 40-36-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 42-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 38-36-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/29/16 2B DJ LeMahieu Knee "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
06/29/16 SS Trevor Story Finger "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
06/19/16 P Tyler Chatwood Back 15-day DL (6/18)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
06/14/16 P Christopher Rusin Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
06/11/16 P Jake McGee Rest 15-day DL (6/11)
05/20/16 P Christian Bergman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/30/16 LF Enrique Hernandez Ribs 15-day DL (6/28)
06/30/16 CF Joc Pederson Shoulder is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
06/28/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back "?" for next start Friday vs Colorado Rockies
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 60-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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