Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/9/2014
Saturday, May 10, 7:10 PM on ROOT, FSOH
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Colorado Rockies - Lyles, J (4-0) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Simon, A (4-1)
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Saturday night, Jordan Lyles gets the ball for the Colorado Rockies as they face Alfredo Simon and the Cincinnati Reds. Lyles makes his 8th start as Simon makes his 7th.
Jordan Lyles comes into this one with a 4 – 0 record and an ERA of 2.62 after winning his last start. In that outing, Lyles went 8 innings and only allowed 2 runs on 7 hits with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Last season with the Houston Astros, Lyles went 7 - 9 with a save and a 5.59 ERA in 25 starts and 2 relief appearances.
In 2013, Lyles was torched in his only start against the Reds. In that start, Lyles earned an ERA of 18.90 after giving up 9 runs on 8 hits in just 3.1 innings of work. Cincinnati’s Zack Cozart is 5 of 7 with a homer and 6 RBIs against Lyles.
Alfredo Simon pitched to a no decision in his last outing that kept his record at 4 – 1 with an ERA of 1.99. In that start, Simon went 7 innings and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits (including 2 home runs) with a walk. Last season, Simon was 6 - 4 with a save and a 2.87 ERA in 63 relief appearances.
In 2013, Simon made 3 appearances against the Rockies and allowed 3 runs on 8 hits in 4.1 innings of work. Overall he has done well against the Rockies and should have no problem against them this time.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 23-11-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is 1.5
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 14-18-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/04/14 C Wilin Rosario Illness 15-day DL (5/3)
05/03/14 2B Joshua Rutledge Illness 15-day DL (4/28)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
04/21/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Hamstring 15-day DL (4/21)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
05/08/14 CF Billy Hamilton Hand questionable
05/05/14 RF Jay Bruce Knee 15-day DL (5/5)
05/02/14 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 15-day DL (5/1)
04/27/14 C Devin Mesoraco Hamstring 15-day DL (4/26)
04/09/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 15-day DL (4/08)
04/02/14 P Brett Marshall Finger 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 P Aroldis Chapman Concussion 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Mat Latos Knee 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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