Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Picks and Predictions June 16th 2024

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Sun, Jun 16, 15:10 pm.
Colorado Rockies
ML: -105
Pittsburgh Pirates
ML: -115

The Colorado Rockies are set to face the Pittsburgh Pirates in the series finale on Sunday, hoping to replicate their impressive 16-4 victory from Saturday. Key performances from Ryan McMahon and rookie Hunter Goodman highlighted the Rockies’ offensive explosion. As the Rockies aim to improve their season record, the Pirates face lineup challenges due to injuries, including the loss of catcher Henry Davis.

Rockies’ Recent Performance

Highlight-Reel Plays

Ryan McMahon’s rare steal of home was a standout in Saturday’s 16-4 win. This exciting play was part of a game filled with notable performances, helping the Rockies even the series against the Pirates.

Offensive Surge

The Rockies’ offensive breakout was led by rookie Hunter Goodman, who hit two home runs and drove in five runs. This performance, in just his second career start behind the plate, adds depth to the Rockies’ lineup, especially with Elias Diaz on the injured list.

Key Contributions

Hunter Goodman

Goodman’s stellar game has potentially earned him more playing time at catcher. “I enjoy catching,” Goodman said after his four-hit night. His contributions both offensively and defensively provide the Rockies with a valuable asset.

Ryan McMahon

McMahon’s steal of home underscored his aggressive baserunning and quick thinking. His performance was part of a broader team effort that saw the Rockies achieve their season-high in runs.

Pirates’ Challenges

Injury Issues

The Pirates are dealing with significant injuries, including catcher Henry Davis being placed on the seven-day concussion injured list after taking a foul ball off his face mask. Manager Derek Shelton emphasized the seriousness of the situation and the need for careful handling of concussions.

Key Performances

Andrew McCutchen

Despite the loss, Andrew McCutchen continues to impress, hitting his 10th home run of the season and maintaining a five-game home run streak at Coors Field. His performance at age 37 is a testament to his conditioning and skill.

Bryan Reynolds

Bryan Reynolds extended his hitting streak to 13 games, showcasing his consistency and value to the Pirates’ lineup.

Pitching Matchup

Dakota Hudson for the Rockies

Dakota Hudson (2-8, 4.87 ERA) will start for the Rockies. He has struggled at Coors Field this season with a 0-3 record and a 7.57 ERA in six home starts. However, Hudson has shown improvement recently with a 2-2 record and a 3.41 ERA over his past six outings.

Pirates’ Bullpen Game

The Pirates have not named a starter for Sunday’s game, likely opting for a bullpen approach due to injuries and the need to manage their pitching staff effectively.


The series finale between the Rockies and Pirates promises to be an exciting matchup. The Rockies aim to build on their impressive offensive display and secure the series win, while the Pirates look to overcome their injury challenges. Dakota Hudson’s performance will be crucial for the Rockies, while the Pirates will rely on their bullpen and key players like Andrew McCutchen and Bryan Reynolds to stay competitive.

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Colorado Rockies
O 12
Pittsburgh Pirates
U 12
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