Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies 9/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/15/2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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On Tuesday, right-hander Dan Haren (13-10) will go for his third win in a row when the Los Angeles Dodgers take on rookie left-hander Tyler Matzek (5-10) and the Colorado Rockies.
Dan Haren pitched seven shutout innings against the San Diego Padres last Wednesday and picked up the win. He gave up just four hits in that start and walked one batter while striking out five. Haren now has a 3.99 ERA after that win and he has only walked 1.9 batters per nine innings this season.
Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson has four hits in five at-bats against Haren in his career with three doubles, a home runs and two RBI. Veteran Michael Cuddyer is just 5-for-29 against him with a walk and 11 strikeouts.
Tyler Matzek made his 18th start of the season last week and ended up taking the loss against the New York Mets on the road. He went 6.1 innings in that start and gave up two earned runs on four base hits while striking out seven hitters and walking four. The lefty now has a 4.23 ERA on the year and he has only given up nine home runs in 106.1 innings of work.
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis has hits in both of his at-bats against Matzek with a walk and an RBI. Second baseman Dee Gordon is 3-for-3 against him with a triple.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 72-70-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.6
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 69-68-12 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
09/13/14 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder doubtful for next scheduled start Wednesday vs. Colorado Rockies
08/07/14 P Josh Beckett Hip 60-day DL (8/4); out for season
08/06/14 P Chris Perez Ankle 15-day DL (8/4)
08/03/14 P Paul Maholm Knee 60-day DL (8/2), out for season
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL (5/21)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
09/14/14 1B Justin Morneau Side questionable
09/13/14 P Boone Logan Elbow 15-day DL (8/23), out for season
08/12/14 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
08/10/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Knee 60-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
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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