Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/8/2014
Monday, June 9, 2014, 8:40 PM on CSNH, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Houston Astros - Cosart, J (4-5) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Collmenter, J (4-2)
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Right-hander Jarred Cosart will be on the mound for the Houston Astros on Monday night and will be going up against Josh Collmenter and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Last Wednesday, Jarred Cosart lost for the fifth time this year when he was beaten by the Los Angeles Angels on the road. He went 6.2 innings in that start and allowed three runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out eight. Cosart has a decent 4.16 ERA through 12 starts this season and has only given up five home runs in 67 innings.
All of the Diamondbacks will be going up against Cosart for the first time on Monday. His 94 mph fastball has been his best pitch this season, while his 79 mph curve hasn't fooled too many hitters.
Big right-hander Josh Collmenter ended up with a no decision against the Colorado Rockies last week in a game the Diamondbacks ended up winning 16-8. Collmenter went five innings in that outing and allowed four runs on nine hits and struck out two while walking two. He is 4-2 on the season, but he hasn't lost a game since back on April 20.
Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has hit a home run off of Collmenter, but he is just 3-for-17 overall against him with three strikeouts. Jesus Guzman is 4-for-13 against him with two doubles and an RBI.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 28-30-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.7
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 30-29-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
06/07/14 SS Jonathan Villar Elbow questionable
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojciechowski Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
06/03/14 SS Cliff Pennington Thumb 15-day DL (6/2)
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
05/06/14 P J.J. Putz Elbow 15-day DL (5/4)
04/23/14 LF Mark Trumbo Foot 15-day DL (4/22)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 15-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona
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