New York Mets at Colorado Rockies – 8/2/17 MLB Preview and Pick
The Colorado Rockies are a very tough nut to crack at home, although perhaps their starting pitcher doesn’t fit that category. On Wednesday they are going to be facing a New York Mets team that is using a starting pitcher who has to get over the shakes in a hostile environment, so we shall see what happens as this game gets underway at 9:40 PM ET at Coors Field in Denver. BetAnySports customers will have a chance to place wagers on this game, even after it gets started, as they utilize the state-of-the-art software from Live Betting Ultra.
The Rockies at 61-46, are in a dog fight with the Arizona Diamondbacks to see which team would host a wild card game in the National League, but they are not that far ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers (56-2), who recently lost their NL Central lead to the Chicago Cubs. They have won seven of their last eight games at home, and are batting .302 at Coors.
They have not gotten a lot of “defense” from pitcher Tyler Chatwood at the home park. Last year he posted a 6.12 ERA in Denver and just to prove that was no fluke, he is at 6.14 this season. And although he has made a relief appearance in the last couple of weeks, he hasn’t started, due to an injury he reportedly took the mound with when he last faced the Mets.
In the baseball odds posted on this game by the folks at BetAnySports, the Rockies are the favorites:
Colorado Rockies (Chatwood) -148
New York Mets (Flexen) +138
Over 12.5 Runs -110
Under 12.5 Runs -110
Rockies -1.5 Runs +120
Mets +1.5 Runs -140
When he went against the Mets on July 15 at Citi Field, he supposedly suffered a calf injury sustained while warming up in the bullpen. He subsequently got beat up by the Mets, who scored four runs before there were even two out in the first inning. So maybe he shouldn’t have gone out there in the first place.
There are people who believe perhaps the Mets should not have called up Chris Flexen, who will go out for his second major league start. He was at Double-A Binghamton, and the Mets had not called up a starting pitcher from that level of competition since Michael Pelfrey in 2006. He did acquit himself well there, with a 1.66 ERA, and everybody talked of his command of the strike zone.
But as BetAnySports patrons saw, he didn’t have command of anything for his first big league start against San Diego. He walked four batters and permitted five base hits in his three-inning stint, leaving after four runs had scored.
Now he is being asked to turn things around for himself in a rough ball park to do it in. Colorado has won 17 of its last 23 home games, and everybody knows about the thin air and how a mistake can turn into a home run. The Mets are also a bit disappointed about last night’s 5-4 defeat, in which rookie shortstop Amed Rosario, playing in his fist big league contest, may have been able to field a DJ LaMahieu grounder if he hadn’t moved to cover second base as Charlie Blackmon was running. That led to Nolan Arenado driving Blackmon across with the winning run.
We’re not sure it’s going to be that dramatic on Wednesday night, as the Rockies should come up with enough offense to cover for Chatwood.
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