Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs 7/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/28/2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8:05 PM on ROOT, WGN
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Colorado Rockies - De La Rosa, J (11-6) vs. Chicago Cubs - Jackson, E (5-11)
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Colorado Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa will try to move his undefeated streak to seven games on Tuesday night when he goes up against Edwin Jackson and the Chicago Cubs.
Jorge De La Rosa had a very good start last week against the Washington Nationals and picked up his 11th win of the year. He pitched 7.1 innings in that game and allowed two runs (one earned) on eight base hits while walking no one and striking out a season-high 11 batters. De La Rosa is currently 11-6 on the year with a 4.19 ERA and he has struck out 6.7 batters per nine innings.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is just 3-for-13 against De La Rosa in his career, but he has hit a home run off of the left-hander. Outfielder Chris Coghlan only has one hit in his seven at-bats against De La Rosa with two strikeouts.
Edwin Jackson's struggles continued last week when he was beaten by the San Diego Padres at home. He pitched five innings in that game and gave up five runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out four. Jackson is now 5-11 this season with a 5.76 ERA and he has given up 131 hits in 115.2 innings on the mound.
One player on the Rockies who Jackson has never liked facing is outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who is 7-for-9 against him with two doubles, a triple and six RBI.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 51-43-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is 0
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 54-44-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
07/28/14 RF Brandon Barnes Hamstring questionable
07/27/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Ankle questionable
07/27/14 CF Drew Stubbs Foot questionable
07/26/14 P Brett Anderson Finger probable next start
07/22/14 P Boone Logan Internal 15-day DL (7/19)
07/22/14 SS Troy Tulowitzki Thigh 15-day DL (7/20)
07/21/14 1B Justin Morneau Neck 15-day DL (7/18)
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)
06/05/14 P Jordan Lyles Hand 60-day DL (6/4)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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