Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies 9/18/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/17/2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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On Thursday night, Vidal Nuno (0-6) will attempt to snap his three-game losing skid when he and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off against Yohan Flande (0-5) and the Colorado Rockies.
Last Friday against the San Diego Padres, Vidal Nuno gave up six earned runs in five innings of work and took the loss. He allowed eight base hits in that start and walked one batter while striking out two. The lefty now has a 4.58 ERA after that loss and he has given up 24 home runs this season in 151.1 innings on the mound.
Rockies first baseman Matt McBride is 1-for-3 against Nuno and is the only player on Colorado who has hit a home run off of him. Outfielder Drew Stubbs is 1-for-5 against him with a walk and two strikeouts.
Rookie Yohan Flande last made a start back on August 17 when he gave up four runs in 5.1 innings to the Cincinnati Reds and took the no decision. Since then, he has made five appearances out of the bullpen for the Rockies. Flande has a high 5.04 ERA on the season and he has given up 8.8 hits per nine innings.
The Diamondbacks will be going up against Flande for the first time on Thursday night. So far this season, right-handed batters are hitting .313 against Flande, while left-handed batters have a .167 batting average against him.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 69-76-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 71-68-12 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
09/17/14 LF David Peralta Back expected to miss at least another 2 games
09/05/14 P Brad Ziegler Knee out for season
08/02/14 1B Paul Goldschmidt Hand 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9), has retired
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
09/17/14 3B Nolan Arenado Chest is downgraded to out indefinitely
09/13/14 P Boone Logan Elbow 15-day DL (8/23), out for season
08/12/14 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
08/10/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Knee 60-day DL (8/9), out for season
07/22/14 SS Troy Tulowitzki Thigh 15-day DL (7/20), out for season
07/08/14 P Jhoulys Chacin Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/29), out for season
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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