Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies 9/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/19/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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Saturday afternoon, the Arizona Diamondbacks will take the field behind Trevor Cahill (3-11-1, 5.38 ERA ) as they square off against the Colorado Rockies and Eddie Butler (0 -1, 10.13 ERA). Cahill makes his 16th start and 31st appearance as Butler makes his 2nd start.
Trevor Cahill had a rough go of it his last time out but he escaped with a no-decision. In just 4 innings of work, Cahill gave up 4 runs on 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out 7. It was just the latest short outing for Cahill as he hasn’t pitched over 6 innings in a month. He is only 2 -5 in his last 10 appearances. Last season, Cahill started 25 games and made a relief appearance en route to an 8 – 10 record and a 3.99 ERA.
In 2013, Cahill was 2 -2 with a 3.42 ERA in 4 starts against the Rockies. This season, he is 1 - 0 in 4 appearances against Colorado.
Eddie Butler took the loss after getting lit up in his Major League debut back in June. Butler allowed 6 runs and 10 hits through 5.1 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 2. He was sent back down to the Minors after that to let his injured shoulder heal and to work on his mechanics. He will make his return to the big leagues for this start. At his last stop, Triple-A Tulsa, Butler was 6 -9 with a 3.59 ERA in 18 starts.
Butler has never faced the Diamondbacks but with the help of a good scouting report, he might have a chance.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 70-77-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 73-68-12 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
09/19/14 LF David Peralta Back is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Colorado Rockies
09/18/14 1B Mark Trumbo Back "?" Friday vs. Colorado Rockies
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 Pneumonia likely out for season
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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