It hasn’t been the huge offensive explosion they’ve expected at Coors Field, but Cleveland will take it as they head for the sweep in the June 16th Guardians at Rockies betting contest. Cleveland has picked up a 4-3 win as -166 favorites on Tuesday and got a 7-5 victory to follow that up at +106. The Guardians have now won 8 of their last 10.
The Rockies try to salvage one in the finale as their record at Coors Field has dipped to 16-18 on the season. Colorado was 15 games above .500 at home last season so their struggles this season are mystifying. Cleveland goes off at -135 in Thursday’s game (COL +115).
Cleveland Making a Move
A recent hot streak has gotten the Guardians to within 2.5 games of the Twins in the AL Central. Cleveland has belted out 23 hits over the first two games of this series but Amed Rosario has been the only one to take advantage of the Denver atmosphere in hitting his first HR of the season in Wednesday’s win. Rosario has gone 5-10 and has scored 6 of the Guardians’ 12 runs the last two games.
Jose Ramirez has had a nice couple days at Coors Field as well, going 6 for 9. Ramirez is now hitting .524 over his past five games and Rosario .455 so that combo alone gives Cleveland some value at -136 in the June 16th Guardians at Rockies betting contest.
Triston McKenzie (3-5, 3.09 ERA) has allowed 10 HR in his last five appearances so that’s something he’ll need to keep in check making a start at Coors Field. Temperatures are going to get into the 90s in Denver during game time, but a slight wind in from right field is in McKenzie’s favor.
Colorado’s Home Woes Continue
The Rockies have dropped six straight at Coors Field and have dropped 7 of their last 8 against RH starters overall. The team has managed 20 hits the last two games vs. Cleveland, but only has 8 total runs to show for it. Tuesday’s game went under the 11 total but Wednesday was a push at 12. Oddsmakers have middled in setting the number at 11.5 for the finale.
Charlie Blackmon has had a solid series, hitting his 10th HR of the season on Tuesday and adding two hits on Wednesday. Randal Grichuk and Jose Iglesias are the only two Colorado batters to ever face McKenzie, and they are a combined 0-5 against the Cleveland starter.
Bud Black will go with Chad Kuhl (4-3, 3.70 ERA) in the finale as the right-hander tries to find some consistency. Kuhl has allowed 5+ runs in three of his last six starts, but just three total in the other three outings over that span. Kuhl has a 3.22 ERA in four home starts this season.
Free June 16th Guardians at Rockies Betting Pick
Cleveland is on a nice little run as of late but they may be up against it on Thursday. It’s getaway day as the Guardians head to a series with the Dodgers over the weekend and McKenzie has really struggled giving up the long ball lately which is not a good thing to do at Coors Field.
Free Pick: Rockies +115