Colorado Rockies at Detroit Tigers 8/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/2/2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:08 PM on ROOT, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Colorado Rockies - De La Rosa, J (11-6) vs. Detroit Tigers - Sanchez, A (7-5)
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Sunday afternoon, Jorge De La Rosa (11 - 6, 4.20 ERA) gets the call for the Colorado Rockies as they take on Anibal Sanchez (7 - 5, 3.57 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers. De La Rosa makes his 23rd start as Sanchez makes his 20th.
Jorge De La Rosa didn't get the decision in his last outing but he put up a great effort. De La Rosa surrendered 3 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings. He struck out 7 while walking just 1. De La Rosa hasn't lost a game since mid-June and is 5 - 0 in his last 7 starts. He is well on his way to possible matching his win total from 2013 when he posted a record of 16 - 6 with a 3.49 ERA in 30 starts.
Last season, De La Rosa didn't face the Tigers and he has only seen 6 of their hitters before. Those six Tigers are batting .300 against De La Rosa with 12 hits, 2 homers and 10 RBIs in 40 at-bats.
Anibal Sanchez took the loss his last time out after allowing 5 runs and 6 hits in 6.1 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 6. After winning 3 straight in last June, Sanchez is 2 - 3 in his last 6 starts. In 2013, Sanchez finished the year with a 14 - 8 record and a 2.57 ERA in 29 starts.
Last season, Sanchez didn't pitch against the Rockies and he has seen just 5 of the Colorado hitters before. Justin Morneau is batting .316 against Sanchez with 2 RBIs.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 52-46-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.5
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 55-45-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
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
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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