Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/5/2014
Friday, June 6, 7:40 PM on SNLA, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Los Angeles Dodgers - Ryu, H (6-2) vs. Colorado Rockies - Butler, E (0-0)
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On Friday night, 23-year-old rookie Eddie Butler will be making his Major League debut for the Colorado Rockies and will have to face Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hyun-Jin Ryu picked up his third win in a row last weekend against the Pittsburgh Pirates by going six innings against them and allowing just two runs. He did give up 10 hits in that start, but he didn't walk anyone and he struck out four Pirates. Ryu has had a solid season for the Dodgers so far this year with his 6-2 record and his 3.09 ERA. The most impressive thing about Ryu this season is that he has only given up two home runs in 58.1 innings.
Power-hitting outfielder Charlie Blackmon has gotten a hit in all four of his at-bats against Ryu with a double and a walk.
Right-hander Eddie Butler came into the season as Baseball America's No. 24 prospect and he has more than lived up to those expectations in the minors this year. He may have only had a 4-4 record in 11 starts in Double-A for the Rockies, but the rest of his numbers were fantastic. In 68.2 innings of work, he had a 2.49 ERA and a 1.180 WHIP while walking just 19 and striking out 40. He has only given up 13 home runs in 286 innings in his career.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.2
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 30-23-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
05/26/14 C A.J. Ellis Ankle 15-day DL (5/25)
05/21/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (5/20)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
06/04/14 LF Carlos Gonzalez Finger questionable
05/24/14 3B Nolan Arenado Finger 15-day DL (5/24)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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