Game of the Week MLB 9*

Game of the Week MLB 9*

Colorado vs. Arizona, 07/07/2019 16:10 EDT, Score: 3 - 5

Money Line: -127 Colorado

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

Game of the Week - Rickenbach MLB Rotation #959 Sunday 9* Colorado Rockies Money Line (-) @ Arizona Diamondbacks @ 4:10 ET - Note the rating on this one. It is not a 10* Top Play but, as a 9* play, it is my strongest side play this entire week. Looking to wrap up the 1st Half of the MLB season with a big win in this late afternoon game Sunday. The Diamondbacks Alex Young looked great in his MLB debut but he faced the weak-hitting Giants. He'll get much more of a challenge today against the Rockies. Keep in mind, Young had a 6.09 ERA at the AAA level this season prior to his call-up. It is no fluke either as he had a 5.96 ERA at the AAA level last season too. Now certainly the Pacifiic Coast League can be tough on pitchers in the minors but I am merely stating that this guy does not exactly have "lights out" stuff and I expect the Rockies to avoid the sweep Sunday by pounding him. With German Marquez on the mound for Colorado it shouldn't take a lot of run support to secure a victory. The Rockies right-hander had a 2.95 ERA on the road last season and has a 3.06 ERA on the road this season. The point is that he is a much different pitcher when away from Coors Field. Yes he struggled at home against the Diamondbacks two months ago but he dominated them in his two prior starts (3 earned runs in 14 innings) including one here at Chase Field. Overall, Marquez has struck out 31 in the 20 innings spanning his last 3 starts against Arizona. He is a road favorite here with plenty of good reason and I am happy to lay the short price. Keep in mind, the Rockies entered this series having won 8 straight games over the Diamondbacks. After facing a pair of tough pitching match-ups to open the series they now take advantage of facing a rookie. 9* COLORADO

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