Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 8/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/24/2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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On Monday night, rookie Tyler Matzek (2-9) will be hoping that he can end his five-game losing streak when he and the Colorado Rockies go up against Jake Peavy (2-3) and the San Francisco Giants.
Tyler Matzek had a decent start against the Kansas City Royals last Tuesday, but he still took the loss. He went 6.2 innings in that outing and allowed three runs on six base hits while walking three batters and striking out five. His ERA is now a very high 5.38 and he has given up 10.2 hits per nine innings.
All of the Giants will be facing Matzek for the first time on Monday night. So far this season, the left-hander has held left-handed batters to a .224 batting average against him, but right-handed batters are hitting .308 against him with a .866 OPS.
Veteran Jake Peavy made his fifth start for the Giants last week and he was able to beat the Chicago Cubs on the road. He gave up just two runs in seven innings of work that day while striking out eight batters and walking no one. Peavy now has a 4.48 ERA on the year and has struck out 7.1 batters per nine innings.
Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is just 4-for-22 against Peavy in his career with three walks and three strikeouts. Michael Cuddyer is 4-for-13 against him with two doubles and three RBI.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 63-54-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 61-60-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
08/24/14 1B Justin Morneau Rest questionable
08/24/14 C Wilin Rosario Rest questionable
08/23/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Hamstring questionable
08/18/14 P Thomas Kahnle Shoulder 15-day DL (8/13)
08/12/14 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
08/10/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Knee 15-day DL (8/9), out for season
07/22/14 SS Troy Tulowitzki Thigh 15-day DL (7/20), out for season
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), expected to be activated & start Sunday vs. Miami Marlins
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
San Francisco Giants
08/24/14 CF Angel Pagan Calf questionable
08/08/14 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 15-day DL (8/7)
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 15-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 15-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (7/25)
Guy's Pick: Take San Francisco
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