Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies 8/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/21/2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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Right-hander Henderson Alvarez (9-5) will be going for his fourth win in a row when he and the Miami Marlins take on Franklin Morales (5-6) and the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
Henderson Alvarez had a very strong start against the Arizona Diamondbacks last weekend and was able to pick up his ninth win of the year for his efforts. He gave up just one run in seven innings of work that day while walking one batter and striking out six. Alvarez has a fantastic 2.43 ERA on the season and he has only given up eight home runs in 144.2 innings.
Rockies veteran Justin Morneau has one hit in two at-bats against Alvarez with an RBI. None of the Rockies' players have faced Alvarez more than two times in their careers.
Left-hander Franklin Morales last made a start for the Rockies back on August 10, when he ended up with a no decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings that day while walking two batters and striking out two. He currently has a 5.04 ERA on the year and he has given up 128 hits in 114.1 innings.
Marlins catcher Jeff Baker has two hits in seven plate appearances against Morales in his career with a double and an RBI. Reed Johnson is just 1-for-7 against him with a double.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 67-50-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 62-52-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
08/07/14 P Dan Jennings Concussion 7-day DL (8/7)
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 15-day DL (7/14)
07/05/14 2B Derek Dietrich Wrist 15-day DL (7/2)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
08/19/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Kansas City Royals
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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