Stephen Nover Free Sunday MLB Play

On May 14, 2017, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

Rockies plus $1.17 hosting Dodgers

Two excellent pitching prospects go at it today at Coors Field: Julio Urias for the Dodgers versus the Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela.

Senzatela was the NL Rookie of the Month for April. Colorado is 6-1 in his seven starts. Senzatela has proven so far he can pitch at Coors Field, the premier hitter’s park in the majors, going 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA there.

Coors is a tough place for any pitcher especially a young one. Urias is one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. But he is unproven at Coors and the Dodgers are laying a price here. Urias pitched twice against Colorado during his rookie season last year, including one start, posting a 5.39 ERA. The Dodgers have never seen Senzatela.

I trust Senzatela more in this spot. Colorado also has had the better bullpen although both teams have strong closers.

The Rockies have a winning home record. The Dodgers have a losing road mark if you take out the games Clayton Kershaw has pitched. Colorado is 9-5 versus southpaws. Urias is the fourth straight lefty the Rockies are facing.

Senzatela has had a quality start in all but one of his outings. Opponents are batting just .228 against him. This start could be the most emotional of his career coming on Mother’s Day. Senzatela was extremely close to his mother, Nidya, who died from stomach cancer July 24. Senzatela honors his late mother by putting her rosary beads in his uniform pocket whenever he starts.

(I am 12-1 on my plays the past six days and have my NBA Playoff Game of the Year heading my Sunday ticket. You can find all of my plays and packages here or by emailing me.)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *