Wednesday night baseball and we will see the Miami Marlins take on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Colorado. First pitch is scheduled for an 8:40 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised locally. Current Betting Odds, according to Sportsbook.ag, have Colorado listed as the favorite.
Over/ Under: 9.5 U -125
Analysis: The Miami Marlins were at a low point heading into their four-game series in Denver. A pair of wins and an outstanding major league debut by Christian Yelich have the NL-worst Marlins feeling much better about themselves heading into tonight's game against the Colorado Rockies. After ending a franchise-worst 37-inning scoreless stretch - the longest run-scoring drought in the majors in nearly three decades - with Monday's 3-1 victory, the Marlins (37-61) won 4-2 on Tuesday with Yelich delivering three singles and two RBIs in his big league debut. The 21-year-old left fielder and center fielder Jake Marisnick, who went hitless in four at-bats in his first major league appearance, were called up from Double-A Jacksonville following Monday's victory. Jacob Turner allowed two runs - both solo home runs - and matched a season high with four walks in a 2-0 loss at Milwaukee on Friday after yielding one long ball in his other eight starts. The 22-year-old Saint Charles, Mo., native, who is 5-8 with a 3.91 ERA in 22 career games, has allowed two runs or fewer in seven outings this season and earned a complete-game victory over San Diego on June 29. Turner has never faced the Rockies or any of their players.
Turner will get his first look at the Rockies (48-53), who have scored two runs or fewer in nine of 15 games, losing each time they've failed to plate three during that stretch. Rockies All-Stars Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer were a combined 1 for 11 on Tuesday after going 5 for 12 on Monday. Jorge De La Rosa (9-5, 3.12) knows all too well about Colorado's offensive struggles - he has a 3.31 run-support average in his last six starts. The left-hander is 2-1 with a 2.29 ERA during that stretch after not factoring in the decision in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday when he surrendered one run - a homer by Alfonso Soriano - in six innings. De La Rosa is 3-4 with a 5.93 ERA in eight starts against the Marlins, but he hasn't faced them since 2010. He'll try to reach double-digit victories for the first time since winning a career-best 16 for the Rockies in 2009. First baseman Todd Helton, whose solo homer Tuesday tied him with Joe DiMaggio for 76th on the all-time list with 361, is a lifetime .394 hitter versus the Marlins at home.
Pick: I like the Under in this one. Everyone talks about riding streaks, cause if you you lose you can only lose once, but you have many chances to keep winning. Well im gonna do that here and the streak I'm riding is the lack of offense by these teams. I cannot assume that this will be the one day that they break out, especially vs the pitching that is on the mound tonight. Jacob Turner comes in with a solid 3.10 ERA on the road this year and his 5 road starts have averaged a mere 4.4 rpg. His ERA at night is 2.77 and just 5.83 rpg have been scored in those games. Actually overall 9 runs have been the most scored in any Jacob Turner start. He will be facing a Colorado team that has averaged just 2.9 rpg in their last 10 games, plus they have never faced Jacob, which should give him the edge there. On the other side we have Jorge De La Rosa, who has pitched very well for Colorado this year. Jorge has a 3.12 ERA overall and hasn't allowed more than 3 ER's in his last 6 starts. At home he has a 2.96 ERA and his home starts have averaged just 8.2 rpg. Jorge also has good numbers vs Miami of late, having allowed 2 ER's or less in his last 4 starts vs them. He will be taking on a struggling Miami offense that has scored a mere 7 runs in their last 5 games and have averaged just 1.57 rpg in their last 7 games. To expect that these teams will break out here would be nothing more than guessing. The facts say this will be a low scoring game and I agree with the facts.
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