Credit: Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: German Marquez.
Betting odds: Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres
- Over/Under: 8
- First Pitch: 10:10 p.m. ET (MLB Network)
- Probable Pitchers: German Marquez (11-9, 4.21 ERA) vs. Eric Lauer (5-7, 5.30 ERA)
Zylbert’s 2018 MLB Over/Under Record: 87-57-3, +23.9 units
Yesterday’s Result: Brewers-Reds Under 9, Peralta vs. Harvey (loss)
*Each bet graded as if it were to win 1 unit
Most people may not have anticipated it but German Marquez has turned out to be one of Colorado’s most reliable starting pitchers in 2018.
He ranks second among Colorado’s starters in wins (11), ERA (4.21) and K/9 (9.62) and is on a roll of late.
Marquez has rolled off six consecutive quality starts coming into Thursday’s start and he’s only allowed more than two earned runs just once in that span.
Going a little bit beyond that, he’s accumulated nine quality starts in his last 10 trips to the mound, and in all of those outings, he picked up at least five strikeouts each time out.