Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres 8/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/12/2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:40 PM on ROOT, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
Colorado Rockies - Matzek, T (2-7) vs. San Diego Padres - Kennedy, I (8-10)
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Wednesday evening, the Colorado Rockies will give the ball to Tyler Matzek (2 -7, 5.32 ERA) as they square off against the San Diego Padres and Ian Kennedy (8 – 10, 3.51 ERA). It will be the 12th start and 13th appearance for Matzek and the 25th start for Kennedy.
Tyler Matzek dropped his 3rd straight game in his last outing after allowing 3 runs and 4 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings. He walked 5 batters while striking out just 2. In his last 10 appearances, Matzek is just 1 – 6 and he has allowed at least 1 run in 9 of those 10 appearances. Before getting promoted to the Majors, Matzek was at Triple-A Colorado Springs where he posted a record of 5 – 4 with a 4.05 ERA in 12 starts.
The rookie lefty faced the Padres earlier this season and took the loss after getting torched for 5 runs and 8 hits in 6 innings of work.
Ian Kennedy was a hard luck loser in his last outing after giving a solid effort from the mound. Kennedy surrendered just 2 runs and 7 hits in 6 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 5. But without help from his offense, Kennedy paid the price. He hadn’t lost since late June and is 3 - 1 in his last 7 starts. In 2013, Kennedy was 7 -10 with a 4.91 ERA in 31 starts for the padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Last season, Kennedy was 0 -1 with a 3.18 ERA in 3 starts against Colorado. This season, Kennedy is 1 -1 in 2 starts against the Rockies.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 56-50-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 40-71-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
08/10/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Knee 15-day DL (8/9)
08/05/14 P Brett Anderson Back 15-day DL (8/6)
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)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
San Diego Padres
07/28/14 LF Carlos Quentin Knee 15-day DL (7/27)
07/23/14 CF Cameron Maybin Suspension has been suspended for 25 games
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 60-day DL (6/14)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take San Diego
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