Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies 8/14/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/13/2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 8:40 PM on FSOH, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Cincinnati Reds - Leake, M (9-10) vs. Colorado Rockies - De La Rosa, J (11-8)
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Right-hander Mike Leake (9-10) will be on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds when they face off against lefty Jorge De La Rosa (11-8) and the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.
Mike Leake had a pretty good start against the Miami Marlins last Friday, but he took the loss after getting just one run from his offense. Leake went seven innings in that game and allowed two runs on five hits while walking four batters and striking out seven. He now has a 3.42 ERA on the year and he has walked just 2.1 batters per nine innings.
Rockies catcher Michael McKenry has faced Leake more than any of his teammates, but he is just 2-for-12 against him with three strikeouts. Corey Dickerson is 2-for-2 against him in his career with a walk and a double.
Jorge De La Rosa lost his second consecutive game last Saturday when he was defeated by the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road. He pitched six innings in that outing and gave up four runs on six hits while walking no one and striking out two. He now has a 4.34 ERA, but he has only given up 121 hits in 134 innings this season.
Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick has just a .238 batting average through 21 at-bats against De La Rosa, but he has hit three home runs ff of him. Outfielder Jay Bruce is 1-for-7 against De La Rosa with a walk and three strikeouts.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 51-63-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.3
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 57-50-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
08/10/14 C Brayan Pena Hamstring questionable
08/07/14 P Logan Ondrusek Shoulder 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/08/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
08/12/14 P Brett Anderson Back 15-day DL (8/6), out for season
08/10/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Knee 15-day DL (8/9)
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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