My predictions record on the season is now 12-5. You can see my previous picks here. I like the Rockies-Mets match-up this evening.
Tonight’s chosen match-up: Colorado Rockies (59-85) @ New York Mets (69-75)
The Colorado Rockies had their 4 game winning streak snapped with a 3-2 loss at New York yesterday. Reliever LaTroy Hawkins suffered the loss as he blew a save. Hawkins only managed 1 out as he gave up 2 earned runs on 2 hits in the bottom of the 9th. The Rockies have scored 6 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The team is currently in last (5th) place in the NL West, 23 games behind the leading Dodgers. Their starting pitcher tonight is right-handed Christian Bergman. Berman has a 2-2 record with a 5.23 era in 32.2 innings pitched. In his last outing, a start on September 3rd versus the Giants, he recorded the win as pitched 6 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 9 hits. With the 3-2 win, the New York Mets have won 5 of their last 6 games. Reliever Carlos Torres picked up the victory as he pitched 1 inning allowing zero earned runs and zero hits. The Mets have outscored their opponents 34-21 in their last 6 games. The team is currently in 4th place in the NL East, 13 games behind the leading Nationals. Their starting pitcher tonight is right-handed Jacob deGrom. deGrom has a 7-6 record with a 2.79 era and 112 strikeouts in 119.1 innings pitched. He has a 4-1 record (with 2 no decisions) in his last 7 starts. In his last 2 starts combined he’s allowed 0 earned runs on 9 hits.
The Rockies are 3-2 versus the Mets this season. The Mets have won the last 2 meetings. The Rockies are 20-50 on the road this season. The Mets are 34-35 at home this season.
Rockies vs Mets Prediction
I expect the Mets to get the win based on 2 facts: starter Jacob deGrom has looked very solid in his last 2 starts and the Rockies are a poor team on the road.
Take the Mets -175 (Bovada.lv)