Pirates in Rockies
Thursday, 8:40 p.m. ET
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We previewed just two of Pittsburgh matches and moved the total at one and also 3-0 on these the moneyline in equally. Let’s say we are going to pick against the Pirates again on Thursday since they open a four-game series from the thin air of Denver against the Colorado Rockies and just cut to the chase.
By April 16-18, the Rockies and Pittsburgh seen and won two . Both teams were back then. Both are in their various branches and quite likely to finish there.
Third baseman Nolan Arenado and perennial Rockies NL MVP candidate needed a first series vs the Bucs in going scored. Ian Desmond and Daniel Murphy were each 4-for-10, with Murphy homering and knocking in five.
Pittsburgh was led from the series from Josh Bell, who was 5-for-12 with two homers, four runs and three RBIs scored. Stellar rookie Bryan Reynolds has been 2-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs.
Reynolds is fighting to become the first rookie ever to win an NL batting title (it has occurred twice in the American League). The team rookie record for doubles in a season is held by Paul Waner using 35 in 1926 and Reynolds should break this.
Colorado is below .500 general but nevertheless has a winning record at Coors Field. However, the Rockies lost two of three last year and are only 12-17 at house this past decade from the Pirates. The Rox have not swept a home series vs. Pittsburgh since 2013 and have been still trapped in 2015.
The Rockies are beginning pitchers German Marquez, Jon Gray, and Kyle Freeland around the list and rather thin right now with outfielder David Dahl. Gray is done for the entire year and Marquez is.