Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/3/2014
Friday, April 4, 4:10 PM on FSAZ, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Arizona - (R) Delgado, R (0-0) vs. Colorado - (R) Nicasio, J (0-0)
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Arizona's Randall Delgado finds himself back in the starting rotation after seemingly missing out on the 5th spot as Spring Training broke. Delgado had already made one appearance out of the bullpen when starter Patrick Corbin was lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery, pushing Delgado back where he prefers. He makes his first start Friday against Colorado and Juan Nicasio. Delgado was a starter his first three seasons in the big leagues, posting a 5-7 record in 19 starts while compiling a 4.26 ERA.
Delgado made his only two appearances against Colorado last year on back to back starts in September. The teams split the games with Delgado going 1-0 while allowing 2 ER both starts. Delgado has kept the Rockies offense in check allowing just a .216 average in 37 plate appearances.
27-year-old Juan Nicasio enters his 4th season with Colorado and second as a full-time starter. The right-hander started a career high 31 games last year while deriving a 9-9 record. One testament to pitching in Colorado is Nicasio's high ERA which has been above 5.00 in each of the last two seasons. Manager Walt Weiss hopes Nicasio's success in the Spring carries over to the regular season as the pitcher allowed just 7 runs in 22 Cactus League innings.
Nicasio made two starts against Arizona in April of 2013 and one more in September. He posted a record of 1-1 even with an ERA of 7.71 by allowing 10 ER in just 11.2 IP. Arizona has a combined .310 batting average against Nicasio going 18 for 58.
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 3-1-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona is -1.0
Colorado Betting Trends
Colorado is 1-0-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado is -5.0
Injuries to Watch
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 15-day DL (3/29)
03/29/14 P Bronson Arroyo Back probable
03/28/14 P David Hernandez Elbow out indefinitely
03/27/14 LF Cody Ross Hip 15-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 15-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow out for season
03/29/14 P Boone Logan Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/29/14 P Tyler Chatwood Hamstring questionable
03/28/14 P Jhoulys Chacin Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona
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