Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies 8/15/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/14/2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
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On Friday night, Johnny Cueto (14-6) will be going for his fifth consecutive win for the Cincinnati Reds when they face Franklin Morales (5-6) and the Colorado Rockies.
Right-hander Johnny Cueto won his league-leading 14th game of the season on Sunday when he beat the Miami Marlins at home. He pitched eight innings in that game and allowed two runs on five hits while striking out nine batters and walking two. Cueto has an excellent 2.05 ERA on the season and he has only given up 5.8 hits per nine innings while walking just 2.4 batters per nine innings.
Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario has two hits in five plate appearances versus Cueto with a double and no strikeouts. Backup catcher Michael McKenry is 0-for-6 against him with no walks an one strikeout.
Lefty Franklin Morales started against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday and ended up with a no decision. He pitched six innings in that outing and allowed three runs (two earned) on five base hits while walking two batters and striking out two. His ERA dropped to 4.97 after that game and he has now given up 125 hits in 112.1 innings.
First baseman Jack Hannahan, pitcher Homer Bailey and catcher Brayan Pena are the only Reds who have faced Morales in their careers. They are a combined 1-for-4 against him with no walks and one strikeout.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 51-64-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.2
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 57-51-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
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 Cincinnati
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