Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs 7/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/29/2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 8:05 PM on ROOT, CSN+
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Colorado Rockies - Anderson, B (1-3) vs. Chicago Cubs - Wood, T (7-9)
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Big left-hander Brett Anderson (1-3) will look to follow up his first win of the year with another when the Colorado Rockies face Travis Wood (7-9) and the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
Brett Anderson made his sixth start of the season last week against the Pittsburgh Pirates and was able to pick up his first win of 2014. He pitched six shutout innings in that start and gave up just two hits while walking four and striking out one. Anderson now has a 3.24 ERA and he has only given up one home run in 33.1 innings on the mound.
Cubs outfielder Nate Schierholtz has gotten a hit in both of his at-bats against Anderson with a home run and three RBI. None of the other Cubs have faced Anderson yet.
Travis Wood was able to hit a home run in his start against the St. Louis Cardinals last Friday, but he gave up five runs (two earned) and finished with a no decision. He gave up seven hits in that outing and walked one batter while striking out five. Wood has had a rough season so far, giving up 132 hits in 121 innings and he now has a 5.06 ERA.
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is hitless against Wood in 10 plate appearances with no walks and four strikeouts. Drew Stubbs is 2-for-6 against him with a triple and an 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)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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