Colorado Rockies at Detroit Tigers 8/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/1/2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:08 PM on ROOT, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Colorado Rockies - Flande, Y (0-3) vs. Detroit Tigers - Porcello, R (12-5)
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On Saturday, Yohan Flande (0-3) will try to pick up his first Major League win when he and the Colorado Rockies face Rick Porcello (12-5) and the Detroit Tigers.
In his start against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, Yohan Flande pitched well, but he ended up losing for the third time this season. In his 6.2 innings of work that day, he allowed just two runs on four hits while striking out a season-high eight batters and walking one. Through five starts, he now has a 6.08 ERA, but he has only given up one home run in 26.2 innings.
The Tigers will be facing Flande for the first time on Saturday night. So far this season, he has thrown his 90-92 mph fastball 60 percent of the time, while also mixing in a slider and a changeup.
Right-hander Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings against the Los Angeles Angels on the road on Sunday, but he ended up with just a no decision in a game the Angels eventually won 2-1. Porcello allowed one unearned run on five hits in that game and struck out six while walking no one. He currently owns a 3.24 ERA and he has only walked 1.9 batters per nine innings.
Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is 9-for-34 against Porcello with three doubles and two home runs, while Drew Stubbs is just 1-for-7 against him with two strikeouts.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 52-45-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.5
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 54-45-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
07/30/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Ankle questionable
07/22/14 SS Troy Tulowitzki Thigh 15-day DL (7/20)
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)
07/07/14 P Pat McCoy Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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