New York Yankees vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick – June 14, 2016
When: Tuesday, June 14 – 8:40 PM EST
Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Odds: Yankees -113/Rockies +107
Over/Under: 11.5 Runs
We have a rare series between the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies coming up, starting Tuesday. The Yankees and Rockies last played in 2013 when the Yankees took two of three games at Coors Field. The Rockies are 5-4 against the Yankees in the Rocky Mountains, but the Bronx Bombers lead the all-time series 9-6. Both teams had a day off Monday.
The Yankees had won five straight before recording back-to-back losses against the Tigers while the Rockies are 4-1 in their last five overall.
About the New York Yankees (31-32)
An off day was perhaps not in the Yankees best interest. They’re 2-8 in their last 10 games following an off day. Nathan Eovaldi (6-2, 4.42 ERA) will be on the mound for the Yankees. He has settled for back-to-back no-decisions in his last two trips to the mound despite getting rocked for five runs over 5 1/3 innings in each.
Eovaldi is 2-2 with a 3.18 ERA overall versus the Rockies and owns a 1-1 mark and 1.47 ERA in three starts at Coors Field.
About the Colorado Rockies (30-33)
Jorge De La Rosa (2-4, 8.81) is back in the rotation after getting relegated to the bullpen. He was 1-4 with a gaudy 11.41 ERA in six starts before he was banished to the bullpen but tossed four perfect innings of relief against the Pirates his last outing.
De La Rosa owns a 3-0 record and 0.98 ERA in four career outings (three starts) against the Yankees. He’ll have to be vary about Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury who is riding a five-game RBI streak overall and is 5-for-11 with six runs scored in three games versus Colorado. Yankees 2B Starlin Castro is batting .316 (24-for-76) with four homers in 18 games at Coors Field.
Yankees are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
Yankees are 3-10 in their last 13 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
Yankees are 10-3 in Eovaldis last 13 road starts.
Yankees are 5-2 in Eovaldis last 7 starts during game 1 of a series.
Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day.
Rockies are 2-6 in their last 8 interleague home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Rockies are 2-7 in De La Rosas last 9 starts during game 1 of a series.