Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/18/2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 7:05 PM on ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Colorado Rockies - Anderson, B (0-3) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Morton, C (5-9)
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Saturday night, the Colorado Rockies will give the ball to Brett Anderson as they square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Charlie Morton. It will be Anderson's 5th start and Morton's 20th start.
Brett Anderson saw his record fall to 0 - 3 with a 4.95 ERA after taking the loss his last time out. In that outing, Anderson surrendered 6 runs on 10 hits in 5 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 4. It was the first start for Anderson after breaking a finger back in April. Last season, with the Oakland A's, Anderson posted a record of 1 -4 with 3 saves and an ERA of 6.04 in 5 starts and 11 relief appearances.
In 2013, Anderson didn't face the Pirates and he has only opposed 3 of the Pittsburgh hitters before. Only Travis Snider has a hit off of Anderson.
Charlie Morton pitched to his 2nd straight no-decision in his last outing and that kept his record at 5 - 9 with a 3.32 ERA. In that start, Morton allowed 5 runs on 6 hits (including 2 home runs) in 6 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 6. Last season, Morton finished the year with a 7 - 4 record and a 3.26 ERA in 20 starts.
In 2013, Morton didn't face the Rockies and he has only seen 4 of the Colorado hitters before. The 4 Rockies are batting .313 against Morton with 15 hits, a home run and 7 RBIs in 48 at-bats.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 49-38-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.5
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-45-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0
Injuries to Watch
07/08/14 P Jhoulys Chacin Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/29), out for season
07/07/14 P Nick Masset Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/24/14 P Christian Bergman Thumb 60-day DL (6/20)
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 Jordan Lyles Hand 60-day DL (6/4)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
07/08/14 P Gerrit Cole Side 15-day DL (7/5)
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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