Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies 8/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/4/2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 8:40 PM on CSN+, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Chicago Cubs - Wood, T (7-9) vs. Colorado Rockies - Anderson, B (1-3)
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On Tuesday, left-hander Travis Wood (7-9) will be going for his first win since mid-June when the Chicago Cubs go up against Brett Anderson (1-3) and the Colorado Rockies.
Travis Wood pitched six innings against the Colorado Rockies last Wednesday and ended up with a no decision. He allowed four runs on eight hits in that outing and walked two while striking out a season-high 11 batters. Wood now has a 5.10 ERA on the year and he hasn't picked up a win since back on June 15.
Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes has just two hits in 12 plate appearances against Wood with a double and three strikeouts. None of the Rockies have been able to hit a home run off of Wood yet.
In his last start, Brett Anderson pitched seven good innings against the Chicago Cubs on the road, bu he had to settle for the no decision. He allowed just two runs on 11 hits in that start and walked no one while striking out nine. He currently has a 3.19 ERA and he has only given up one home run in 40.1 innings on the mound.
Veteran Nate Schierholtz has a hit in both of his at-bats versus Anderson and is the only player on the Cubs who has hit a home run off of him. Starlin Castro 0-for-3 against him and was struck out in each of those at-bats.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 56-47-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.4
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 53-47-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
07/31/14 P Felix Doubront Calf 15-day DL (7/31)
07/29/14 P Neil Ramirez Tricep 15-day DL (7/26)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
08/03/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Ankle out indefinitely
08/02/14 P Jordan Lyles Hand
07/22/14 SS Troy Tulowitzki Thigh 15-day DL (7/20)
07/08/14 P Jhoulys Chacin Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/29), out for season
06/24/14 P Christian Bergman Thumb 60-day DL (6/20)
06/10/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Shoulder 15-day DL (6/6)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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