June 26, 2019
By StatementGames Team
MLB Network LAD Vs COL Thursday Night Baseball – The Breakdown
LA Dodgers (55-27)
Last 10: 7-3
Colorado Rockies (42-38)
Last 10: 5-5
Walker Buehler (8-1, 2.96 ERA, 0.88 WHIP) vs. Peter Lamber (2-0, 5.85 ERA, 1.35 WHIP)
MLB Network LAD Vs COL Thursday Night Baseball – Hot Take
The Los Angeles Dodgers head over to Colorado to take on the Rockies after failing to grab the rubber game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was the 1st series the Dodgers have dropped in their last 4. Over this 14 game stretch the Dodgers have gone 10-4, winning on average by 3.1 runs. Yes, 11 of their past 14 games have taken place in the friendly confines of Dodger Stadium and handicappers should note that the team is only 3 games above .500 when playing on the road.
Walker Buehler takes the hill for game 1 and is in the process of revealing his Cy Young upside. Over his last eight starts, he has a 1.64 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP with a 68:4 K:BB ratio over 55.0 innings. He now owns a 0.97 WHIP over the first 238.0 innings of his career, and his 24.7 K-BB% mark this season is tied for seventh among starters. We feel that it is safe to say that his slow start to the 2019 season is a distant memory.
The Colorado Rockies had their hearts broken just a few days ago. Three straight walk-off defeats at the hands of the Dodgers. The team bounced back nicely taking 2 of 3 from the San Francisco Giants but then again… so has everyone else. The familiar faces at Coors Field will be welcomed as the team has spent 9 games on the road going 5-4.
Nolan Arenado continues to build a strong case for a 2019 All-Star spot but we still have concerns over that foul ball he took off his toe back on the 20th. Although the incident has not caused Arenado to miss much time, he only has 3 hits in his last 19 at bats. Prior to taking one off the toe he was batting .308 with a HR & three RBI over his prior seven contests.
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10 PT Pick = Walker Buehler UNDER 8.5 K’s
REVENGE! Rockies were embarrassed by Buehler’s 16 K’s back on the 21st. This will be the second time seeing him in less than a week. They will be ready.
9 PT Pick = Nolan Arenado UNDER 0.5 EXTRA BASE HITS
For us, the toe is a concern. We will not be playing any OVER Arenado picks until he proves the toe is not an issue.
8 PT Pick = Total Runs OVER 10.5
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