Kansas City Royals at Colorado Rockies 8/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/19/2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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Lefty Danny Duffy (8-10) will be going for his fourth win in a row when he and the Kansas City Royals go up against Jorge De La Rosa (12-8) and the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
Danny Duffy pitched well against the Minnesota Twins on the road last week despite only making it through 5.1 innings. In that win, he allowed three runs (two earned) on six base hits while striking out one and walking zero. Duffy has only given up 6.5 hits per nine innings this season and now has a very good 2.60 ERA on the season.
Rockies veteran Michael Cuddyer is 1-for-1 in three plate appearances against Duffy and is the only Colorado player who has hit a home run off of the left-hander.
Veteran lefty Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven good innings against the Cincinnati Reds last week and ended up picking up his 13th win of the year. He allowed three runs on five base hits that day while walking one batter and striking out five. De La Rosa now has a 4.32 ERA on the season and he has given 126 hits in 141.2 innings.
Royals designated hitter Josh Willingham has three hits in eight at-bats against De La Rosa in his career with six walks and two RBI. Raul Ibanez is 4-for-14 against him with two doubles and three strikeouts.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 56-62-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 61-52-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
08/14/14 P Scott Downs Neck 15-day DL (8/3)
08/01/14 1B Eric Hosmer Hand 15-day DL (8/1)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
08/18/14 1B Justin Morneau Neck 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)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas City
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