Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/29/2014
Wednesday, April 30, 9:40 PM on ROOT, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Colorado Rockies - Lyles, J (3-0) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Collmenter, J (1-2)
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Colorado's Jordan Lyles (3-0) takes the mound Wednesday with the league's #1 hitting offense behind him, aiming to pitch well against the worst pitching team in baseball. Arizona's Josh Collmenter (1-2) will try to stop the bleeding, building on 6 shutout innings his last time out. For Lyles the change of scenery from Houston to Colorado has been a successful one as he's allowed 2 runs or less in 3 of 5 starts. Lyles allowed just 2 ER in 7 innings against the Dodgers his last time out, lowering his ERA to 2.93 despite getting a no-decision.
Lyles has made 3 starts against Arizona in his career, going 0-2 with a excruciating 10.43 ERA. The Diamondbacks have scored 22 runs in his 14.2 innings and are 18 for 40 combined (.450). Lyles catches a break with D'Backs LF Mark Trumbo on the DL as the slugger has hit 3 HR in 9 career AB's against the pitcher.
Collmenter makes his 4th start since coming out of the bullpen to take struggling starter Randall Delgado's spot in the rotation. Collmenter allowed 7 runs in 10 innings over the course of his first two starts but buckled down nicely by allowing 0 ER in 6 innings against Philly.
Collmenter made 7 bullpen appearances against Colorado in 2013, allowing 5 runs in 8.2 innings for a 5.19 ERA. Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez has made an impact, going 4 for 10 with a HR against the right-hander. The combined batting average of the team is just .236 against him.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 15-9-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is 0.8
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 16-10-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -2.1
Injuries to Watch
04/21/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Hamstring 15-day DL (4/21)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
03/28/14 P Jhoulys Chacin Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
04/23/14 LF Mark Trumbo Foot 15-day DL (4/22)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 15-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 15-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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