Boston Red Sox vs Colorado Rockies (By: Mulder)
As i mentioned yesterday, Sale is back, and he confirmed this with a monsterous outing. In fact, he set a new record with a dazzling 17 (!) K in just 7 innings, a record in the MLB indeed. He did not allow any runs and we had a 3-0 lead till their bullpen blew it, unreal, but that happens in baseball, not the first time and will not be the the last time.
It was even more suprising as that Red Sox bullpen pitched really well as of late ( ranked 11th now in advanced stats as opposed to a 17th place for the Rockies 'pen ).
Today German Marquez will start for the Rockies. Solid pitcher and almost pitched a no-hitter against the Giants last month, but that are the Giants in a pitchers friendly Park indeed. Expect things to be different today and here is why..
He posted a 3.43 ERA and pretty much pitching to it with a 9.21 K/9, 1.87 BB/9, 54.7 GB%. Away from home a 1.55 ERA> 9.00 K/9.
He never started against the Red Sox but he throws the FA, Curve and the Slider the most. Red Sox offense is heating up and they are 10th vs the Fastball now, and 2nd (!) against the Slider.
For Boston we will see Eduardo Rodriquez on the mound. The Leftie is 4-2 with a 4.53 ERA but he pitched better than that: 9.48 K/9, 3.09 BB/9, 0.82 HR/9, 46.1 Gb%. He had a very shaky start of the season but in the last 30 days he is 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA> 9.62 K/9.
-Red Sox are 22-6 in Rodriguezs last 28 home starts.
He never faced the Rox but the Rockies are hitting a .326 wOBA against Southpaws and most of the hits came at home at Coors Field of course.
-Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss.
Boston to take one back after that terrible choke last night.
Boston Red Sox vs Colorado Rockies predictions
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Boston Red Sox vs Colorado Rockies betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Mulder).