Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies 8/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/5/2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 8:40 PM on CSCh, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Chicago Cubs - Arrieta, J (6-2) vs. Colorado Rockies - Lyles, J (5-1)
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After a great July, Jake Arrieta (6-2) will be making his first August start for the Chicago Cubs when they face Jordan Lyles (5-1) and the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
Last Thursday against the Colorado Rockies, Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings and ended up getting the win. He allowed just one run in those seven innings of work and struck out seven batters while walking two. His ERA is now down to a sublime 2.11 and he has only given up two home runs in 98 innings this season.
Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has faced Arrieta more than all of the other Rockies, but he is just 2-for-11 against him with three walks and three strikeouts. All-Star Charlie Blackmon is hitless against him in three at-bats with two strikeouts.
Big right-hander Jordan Lyles last made a start for the Rockies back on June 4, when he allowed four runs (two earned) to the Diamondbacks and finished with a no decision. In his two rehab games in the minors, he pitched a total of 8.1 innings and allowed no runs while striking out eight batters and walking four.
Cubs outfielder Nate Schierholtz has three hits in six plate appearance versus Lyles with two RBI and two strikeouts. Shortstop Starlin Castro has just one hit in 11 at-bats against him in his career with a walk and two strikeouts.
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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