Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/15/2014
Monday, June 16, 2014 9:10 PM on ROOT, SNLA
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Colorado Rockies - Matzek, T (1-0) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Ryu, H (7-3)
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Rookie Tyler Matzek will be making his second Major League start for the Colorado Rockies on Monday night and will have to face Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Left-hander Tyler Matzek made his bog league debut on Wednesday and ended up picking up his first win against the Atlanta Braves at home. He pitched seven strong innings in that game and allowed just two runs on five hits and struck out seven while not walking a batter. Possibly the most impressive stat from that game was that he was composed enough to throw 60 of his 81 pitches for strikes.
If his one other game in the majors is anything to go by, the Dodgers can expect to face a tough 94 mph fastball from Matzek that he will throw about 68 percent of the time. He'll also mix in an 85 mph slider and an 89 mph changeup.
Last Wednesday, Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up four runs in six innings to the Cincinnati Reds on the road and picked up his third loss of the season. He allowed six hits in that outing and walked two while striking out five. Ryu has been solid for the Dodgers this year, walking just 16 batters in 70.1 innings.
Ryu will not be looking forward to facing Charlie Blackmon again, as the outfielder is 5-for-7 against him with a double and an RBI.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 34-27-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is 0.2
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 33-32-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/10/14 P Eddie Butler Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
06/10/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Shoulder 15-day DL (6/6)
06/05/14 P Boone Logan Elbow 15-day DL (6/5)
06/05/14 P Jordan Lyles Hand 15-day DL (6/4)
06/04/14 LF Carlos Gonzalez Finger 15-day DL (6/3)
05/24/14 3B Nolan Arenado Finger 15-day DL (5/24)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/12/14 SS Hanley Ramirez Shoulder questionable
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
05/21/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (5/20)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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