Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/28/2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Chase Field in Phoenix
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On Friday night, rookie right-hander Christian Bergman (1-2) will make his fifth start for the Colorado Rockies when they go up against Josh Collmenter (9-7) and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In his last start, Christian Bergman was able to beat the Miami Marlins at home to pick up his first Major League win. He pitched 6.1 innings in that start and allowed four runs on nine base hits while walking two batters and striking out one. Bergman now has a 6.75 ERA through four starts and he has given up 32 hits in 21.1 innings.
Bergman will get his first chance to face all of the Diamondbacks on Friday night. So far this season, right-handed batters are hitting .377 against him with a 1.190 OPS, while left-handed batters are hitting .257 against him.
Josh Collmenter had a very good start against the San Diego Padres on the road last week and was able to pick up the win. He went 8.1 innings in that game and gave up just one unearned run while striking out eight batters and walking no one. Collmenter has only walked 2.2 batters per nine innings this season and he currently has a 4.05 ERA.
Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario has two hits in seven plate appearances against Collmenter with a double and no strikeouts. DJ LeMahieu is hitless in eight at-bats against him with one strikeout.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 64-56-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 60-66-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
08/26/14 P Jorge De La Rosa Thumb questionable
08/26/14 C Wilin Rosario Wrist questionable
08/25/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Hamstring 15-day DL (8/24)
08/18/14 P Thomas Kahnle Shoulder 15-day DL (8/13)
08/12/14 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
08/10/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Knee 60-day DL (8/9), out for season
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
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
08/02/14 1B Paul Goldschmidt Hand 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
07/23/14 LF Cody Ross Calf 15-day DL (7/22)
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9), has retired
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 60-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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