Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/22/2014
Friday, May 23, 7:35 PM on ROOT, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Colorado Rockies - Lyles, J (5-1) vs. Atlanta Braves - Floyd, G (0-1)
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Gavin Floyd will be going for his first win of the season on Friday when the Atlanta Braves go up against Jordan Lyles and the Colorado Rockies.
Gavin Floyd made his third start of the season on Sunday and ended up with a no decision after going 5.1 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals. He gave up four runs (one earned) in that start and struck out four while walking three. He now has a 2.41 ERA through 18.2 innings and has 17 strikeouts.
Michael Cuddyer has faced Floyd more than any of the other Rockies and has 12 hits in 36 at-bats with two doubles and a home run. Justin Morneau is just 7-for-33 against him.
Right-handed starter Jordan Lyles lost for the first time this season when he was only able to go 3.1 innings against the San Diego Padres last week. It was the shortest outing of the season for Lyles and he gave up six earned runs on five hits while walking a season-high six batters. His ERA jumped nearly a full run in the loss to 3.50, but he has still only given up 46 hits through 54 innings this year.
Braves outfielder Justin Upton has faced Lyles six times in his career and has four hits, including a double. No one on the Braves has hit a home run off of the right-hander yet.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 26-17-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is 1.2
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 16-26-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
05/20/14 C Evan Gattis questionable
05/10/14 P Jordan Walden Hamstring 15-day DL (5/5)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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