Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies 9/17/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/16/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers will give the ball to Carlos Frias (0 -0, 3.91 ERA) as they take on the Colorado Rockies and Jorge De La Rosa (13 -11, 4.28 ERA). Frias will make his 2nd start and 12th appearance and De La Rosa will make his 31st start.
Carlos Frias will make just his 2nd Major League start as he takes the place of injured Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. Frias made a relief appearance just a few days ago and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) in 3 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 2. In his only other start of the season, Frias missed getting the decision despite throwing 6 innings of scoreless ball and allowing just 3 hits and a walk while striking out 4. At Triple-A and Double-A this season, Frias was 10 - 5 with a 4.58 ERA in 20 starts and a relief appearance.
Frias has never faced the Rockies but if he can turn in another performance like the one in his 1st start, he might end up with a victory.
Jorge De La Rosa started out poorly and ended up with the loss in his last outing. De La Rosa surrendered 4 runs on 4 hits (including a three-run homer) while walking 3 and striking out 6 in a 6 inning effort. The loss was De La Rosa's third in 4 starts. He's given up about 3 to 4 runs per game in his last 10 starts en route to a 3 - 5 record during that period. Last season, De La Rosa went 16 - 6 with a 3.49 ERA in 30 starts.
De La Rosa was 2 -1 with a 5.29 ERA in 3 starts against the Dodgers during the 2013 campaign. This season, he is 2 -2 in 4 encounters with Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 73-70-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.6
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 70-68-12 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 out indefinitely
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)
09/16/14 3B Nolan Arenado Chest 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)
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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