Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies 8/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/22/2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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Right-hander Tom Koehler (9-9) will go for his third consecutive win for the Miami Marlins when they face Jordan Lyles (6-1) and the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
Tom Koehler pitched well in his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday and was rewarded with his ninth win of the season. He went six innings in that game and gave up two runs on six base hits while striking out seven batters and walking two. He currently owns a 3.82 ERA on the year and he has only given up 132 hits in 148.1 innings.
Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu has five hits in his six at-bats against Koehler with a triple and no strikeouts. Catcher Wilin Rosario is hitless in six at-bats against the right-hander with two strikeouts.
Jordan Lyles finished with a no decision in his start against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday despite giving up five runs in five innings of work. He allowed five hits in that game and walked two batters while striking out four. Lyles has been pretty good for the Rockies so far this year, but his 6-1 record is more reflective of the 6.26 runs of run support he gets from his offense than it is of his performance.
One player on the Marlins who Lyles does not like facing is first baseman Garrett Jones, who is 9-for-16 against him with a double, two home runs and nine RBI.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 68-50-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 62-53-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.5
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
08/18/14 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
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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