MLB Picks Colorado Rockies (5-8) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (5-9): The Arizona Diamondbacks’ RHP Dan Haren is an absolute stud, no question about that. In fact, how good is this guy, that in his first 3 starts of the season Harden possess an eye-popping 1.89 ERA, yet he is winless.
With an ERA like that, along with just 3 basses-on-balls and 17 strikeouts in 19.0 innings pitched, this guy should easily unbeaten. "The numbers would suggest he should be 3-0," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "I've never seen a guy 0-3 with a less than 2.00 ERA," Melvin added.
So what in the world is going on in the desert? I’ll tell you what’s wrong with the D-Backs: thus far, his team has scored a total of 2 runs in almost 20 innings. That’s how a lights-out pitcher of the caliber of a Dan Haren can be winless in 3 attempts… it’s pathetic.
So what do the odds indicate for the spectacular righty tonight? Is there light at the end of the tunnel for a 1.89 ERA? Well, according to MLB Picks oddsmakers at Bodog.com, the Arizona Diamondbacks [-170 ML] have been listed as heavy favorites to win tonight’s contest against the visiting underdogs, Colorado Rockies [+150 ML].
Furthermore, since 1983 there has only been one other pitcher in the MLB Picks to be 0-3 with an ERA below 2.00 in his first three starts, and that is former D-backs pitcher Juan Cruz. Cruz started the 2002 season 0-3 with a 1.80 ERA while pitching for the Chicago Cubs. The OVER/UNDER for this afternoon’s MLB Picks: Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks has been set at a combined total of 9 runs scored.
This game has been scheduled to start right around 3:40 PM ET (12:40 PM PT) on MLB Extra Innings, as Haren will take on the Rockies’ LHP Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 4.50 ERA). "It would be nice if we scored him some runs tomorrow night," Melvin said. "We certainly owe him it."
Sports Odds MLB Picks: [ARI -170 ML]