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(20-19) Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (21-18)
Date: Friday May 20 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Eddie Butler vs Gerrit Cole
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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This NL matchup includes two of the top hitting teams in the NL.
The Colorado Rockies have some of the biggest hitters in the MLB.
The Pittsburgh Pirates studs seem to be struggling early, but they’ll look to turn things around.
The Colorado Rockies hit the ball out of the ballpark on a regular basis. They are in the top of the league in home runs hit. They are led in hitting by the veteran Mark Reynolds.
Reynolds is hitting .315 on the year with 20 doubles. Nolan Arenado is one of the MLB’s best hitters right now. Arenado is hitting .305 with 13 dingers and 33 runs batted in, both of which are leading the team.
The rookie Trevor story has hit 25 extra base hits with 28 runs batted in on the year.
The Rockies send Eddie Butler out for his 3 start here in the season, as he was in the bullpen to start the year.
He is currently 2-1 with a 4.74 E.R.A and 16 strikeouts. He was last in action against the Mets where he picked up the victory.
He gave up 4 earned runs on 9 hits (1 home run). He failed to walk a batter in the game and struck out 3 Mets.
The Pittsburgh Pirates lineup has so much potential to be one of the MLB’s best.
The Pirates are led in average by Starling Marte. Marte is hitting .326 on the year with 13 2 baggers. Josh Harrison is right behind him, hitting .310 on the year and leading the team in runs batted in with 21.
Andrew McCutchen isn’t hitting for a great average right now, but he is leading the team in home runs with 8, he has also hit in 18 runs this year.
The Pirates have the ace Gerrit Cole hosting the mound Friday.
He is currently 4-3 on the year with a 3.05 E.R.A and 39 strikeouts. He was outstanding in his last start against the Cubs in a victory.
He threw 8 shutout innings where he only gave up 3 hits. He did not walk a single batter and he struck out 7 Cubs batters.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- COL are 9-2 in their last 11 Fri. games.
- Over is 7-2 in PIT last 9 vs. National League West.
- Over is 10-3 in PIT last 13 Fri. games.
- Over is 23-9-1 in PIT last 33 overall.
- COL are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Pittsburgh.
- COL are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
This will be an interesting matchup Cole seems to be where he needs to be after that start against the Cubs, and this Rockies lineup is hard to keep runs off the board. I am taking the Pirates in this one for a few reasons.
I do not trust Eddie Butler on the mound against two of the NL’s best teams back to back. The other reason is that I believe Gerrit Cole is ready to start rolling like he did towards the end of the year last year.
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I am taking the Pirates in this one, but the Rockies lineup will be able to get some action.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Colorado 3 Pittsburgh 7
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