6* MLB *Mound Mismatch* on Rays -128

6* MLB *Mound Mismatch* on Rays -128

Tampa Bay vs. Colorado, 05/04/2013 20:10 EDT, Score: 3 - 9

Money Line: -128 Tampa Bay

Sportsbook: Intertops

Result: Loss

6* MLB *Mound Mismatch* on Rays -128
The Key: The Rockies have struggled in interleague play, and they've struggled against southpaw starters. The Rockies are 6-20 in their last 26 interleague games and 3-14 in their last 17 interleague home games. They are even 0-12 since the start of interleague play last season versus AL team with a batting average of .265 or worse and have lost to these teams by an average score of 7.5 to 3.5. They are also 0-8 in their last 8 interleague home games versus a team with a losing record. The Rockies are 18-42 in their last 60 games versus a left-handed starter, 11-25 in their last 36 home games versus a lefty starter and 0-4 in their last 4 interleague home games versus a southpaw starter. I expect their struggles against lefties to continue with Tampa Bay ace David Price stepping to the mound. He's had a couple rough outings in his first 6 starts but appears to have found his groove with back-to-back solid performance against the Yankees and White Sox. The Rays are 37-17 in Price's last 54 road starts, 27-9 in his last 36 starts as a road favorite and 7-0 in his last 7 road starts with the total set at 9.0-10.5. The biggest reason Colorado has struggled so much in interleague play is its pitching, and I don't see Jon Garland outdueling Price. Garland has been hit hard in his last 2 starts, giving up 10 runs on 18 hits in 12 innings. Take Tampa Bay.


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