Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/11/2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 2:10 PM on SPSO
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Atlanta Braves - Santana, E (5-2) vs. Colorado Rockies - Chacin, J (0-4)
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Thursday afternoon, Ervin Santana takes the hill for the Atlanta Braves as they face Jhoulys Chacin and the Colorado Rockies. Santana will make his 12th start and Chacin will make his 8th.
Ervin Santana missed getting the decision in his last start despite a 7 inning effort where he surrendered just a run on 6 hits with 2 walks and a strikeout. The lack of s decision held Santana’s record at 5 – 2 while his ERA dipped to 3.69. Santana is already on pace to post better numbers this season than he did last season when he went 9 – 10 with a 3.24 ERA in 32 starts for the Kansas City Royals.
In 2013, Santana didn’t face the Rockies but he has some experience against a few of the Colorado hitters. Justin Morneau is just batting .231 against Santana but he has 3 homers and 9 RBIs against the veteran right-hander.
Jhoulys Chacin is still seeking his first victory of the season after pitching to a 2nd straight no-decision in his last outing. Chacon’s record is still at 0 - 4 with a 5.35 ERA. He threw 6 innings in his last start and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. It looks like a long shot for Chacin to even come close to his numbers from 2013 when he went 14 – 10 with a 3.47 ERA in 31 starts.
In 2013, Chacin didn’t face the Braves but he has seen some of their hitters before. The 7 Braves that have faced Chacin in the past are batting a collective .277 with 13 hits, 3 home runs and 5 RBIs in 47 at-bats.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 23-37-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.2
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 32-27-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is 0
Injuries to Watch
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/10/14 P Eddie Butler Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
06/10/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Shoulder 15-day DL (6/6)
06/05/14 P Boone Logan Elbow 15-day DL (6/5)
06/05/14 P Jordan Lyles Hand 15-day DL (6/4)
06/04/14 LF Carlos Gonzalez Finger 15-day DL (6/3)
05/24/14 3B Nolan Arenado Finger 15-day DL (5/24)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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