Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies 8/17/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/16/2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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Mat Latos (4-3) will be on the hill for the Cincinnati Reds when they go up against rookie left-hander Yohan Flande (0-5) and the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon.
Mat Latos had a very good start against the Boston Red Sox last week, but he ended up with just a no decision. He went seven innings in that game and allowed just one run on five base hits while walking one batter and striking out five. His ERA is now down to 2.95 on the year and he has given up just 51 hits in 73.1 innings of work.
Rockies catcher Michael McKenry is 2-for-6 against Latos in his career with a solo home run and three strikeouts. Wilin Rosario is 1-for-6 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
Last Tuesday against the San Diego Padres, Yohan Flande gave up just two runs in six innings, but he still ended up taking the loss. He gave up four hits in that outing while walking two wand striking out two. Flande has only been able to strike out 20 batters in 40.1 innings this season and he now has a 5.36 ERA.
Left-handed batters are hitting just .156 in 45 at-bats against Flande this season, but right-handed batters are hitting .333 against him with an .856 OPS. Flande is 0-2 with a 7.40 ERA at home this season.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 53-64-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.2
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 59-51-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
08/15/14 P Homer Bailey Elbow out indefinitely
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), out for season
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)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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