steve_janus Posts:310 Followers:5
On 06/12/2013 10:56 AM in Cappers

Wednesday's MLB Free Pick: Colorado Rockies -1.5

Washington vs. Colorado, 06/12/2013 20:40
Point Spread: -1½/+120 Colorado

Wednesday's MLB Free Pick: Colorado Rockies -1.5

The Rockies are massive home favorites for a reason on Wednesday. Colorado is playing the better baseball right now. The Rockies have won 7 of 10 while the Nationals have lost 5 of their last 8. Part of Washington's problem is they are missing their two young stars in Harper and Strasburg. Not to mention they are also without catcher Wilson Ramos and 2B Danny Espinosa.

The Nationals have really struggled on the road this season, as they are just 13-19 away from home. It will be hard for them to avoid their 20th loss, as the Rockies have a clear edge one the mound in this one. Colorado's Jorge De La Rosa is 7-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 13 starts, but most importantly he's 5-0 with a 3.15 ERA at Coors Field. He will be opposed by Ross Ohlendorf, who is making his first start of 2012. The same Ross Ohlendorf that posted a 7.77 ERA in 2012 and 8.15 ERA in 2011. Over his six year big league career, he's 18-32 with a 5.10 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. Hard to believe he will be effective in his first start pitching in hitter friendly Coors Field. BET THE ROCKIES -1.5!

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