Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/28/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Coors Field is where the Colorado Rockies (57-100) will go up against the Los Angeles Dodgers (97-60) on Thursday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Ryan Yarbrough and Chris Flexen.
As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are earning 5.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball. They have notched a total of 881 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .340. The Dodgers have tallied 297 doubles as a unit and have hit 241 balls out of the park. They have earned 853 runs batted in as well as 1,377 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .257. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .455 and have been called out on strikes 1,323 times, while being walked on 632 occasions.
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Their K/BB ratio is 3.05 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.21. Dodgers pitchers have yielded 191 home runs and 677 runs (10th in MLB). Los Angeles has conceded 1,249 hits (8.0 per 9 innings) and also 630 earned runs. The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 4.04 this season (12th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,346 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 442 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.21 as a team on the campaign.
Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 133 times in addition to having 155 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 87 holds so far this season (12th in the league). The Dodgers bullpen have a save rate of 71.7% and stepped onto the hill in 148 save situations. They have compiled 43 saves on the season and have blown 17 out of their 60 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 199 base runners on the campaign and 26.6% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Dodgers have sent 536 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for 4,210 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,359 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which ranks 7th in MLB, and have earned 135 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 70.8% of balls in play into outs out of 12,630 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 2nd in pro baseball.
Yarbrough (48-37 career mark) has a FIP of 4.13 while he has faced 2,786 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 651 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 144 walks. His earned run average is 4.26 (315 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.195. Yarbrough has taken the mound for 665 innings and has earned 532 K's during his career.
The Colorado Rockies have tallied a team OBP of .310 in addition to a team batting average of .248 for the year. They have been rung up on 1,486 occasions (4th in MLB) and have totaled 1,315 base hits. Colorado is sitting with 150 long balls for the year as well as 656 runs batted in. The Rockies hold a team slugging % of .399 and they are recording 4.39 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have recorded 294 two-baggers, while getting a free base 436 times and scoring 690 runs.
The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.539 in addition to having a FIP of 5.21 as a squad on the campaign. They are currently ranked 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,540. The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 921 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 5.63 (855 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 7.10 (1,083 strikeouts against 564 bases on balls). They have given up 223 homers and they concede 6.06 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league).
Sitting with 125 save situations, the Rockies have 58 holds and also 33 blown saves. Colorado has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 65 save chances and they have earned 32 saves. Their relievers have come in 147 times in high leverage situations in addition to 152 occasions with runners on base. Colorado relievers have an inherited score percentage of 38.4% out of 255 inherited runners. They are ranked 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 49.2%, and they have sent 524 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
In their 12,303 innings on the diamond, the Rockies have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.1% (30th in MLB). The Colorado Rockies have gotten 164 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in baseball). The Rockies have racked up 1,459 assists, 79 errors and have accounted for 4,101 putouts on the campaign.
Flexen (26-34 career record) has earned a 4.95 earned run average and has given up 10.0 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.88 and he has faced 2,115 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has conceded a total of 265 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.487 and having a FIP of 4.9. During his MLB career, Flexen has allowed 535 hits while he has earned 340 strikeouts in 481 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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