The Iceman's Free Pick
Washington vs. Colorado,
04/24/2017 20:40 EDT
Total: -104/+12 Over
This is a Free #MLB play on WAS@COL to go OVER the total.
The Rockies have won six of their last seven overall, sitting 1.5 games clear of Arizona at the top of the NL West. The Nationals come in to this series as winners of seven straight, and they are in first place in the NL East. With two hot teams meeting in a hitter's park, and two below average pitchers on the mound, we should see plenty of scoring in Game 1.
Tyler Anderson will toe the rubber for the Rockies, and he's off to a rough start. Anderson (1-3, 7.32 ERA) allowed five runs on five hits and four walks over five innings in a loss to the Dodgers in his only previous start at Coors Field. The left-hander has given up five home runs over just 19 2/3 innings in four appearances this season.
The Nats will hand the ball to right-hander Jacob Turner, who gets the call up from Triple-A to make a spot start. He's only faced Colorado once in his career, giving up five runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings in a loss. He owns a 6.55 ERA in 26 appearances on the road since 2014.