Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies 8/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/23/2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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Brad Hand (2-5), who hasn't won a game since back on July 25, will be making the start for the Miami Marlins when they face rookie Christian Bergman (0-2) and the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon.
Brad Hand last made a start for the Marlins back on August 15 when he took the loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks at home. He pitched seven innings in that outing and gave up three runs on five hits while striking out three and walking two. Hand now has a 4.52 ERA on the year and he has only given up eight home runs in 79.2 innings of work.
Rockies veteran Michael Cuddyer has a single in his only plate appearance against Hand. None of the Rockies have faced Hand more than once in their careers.
Christian Bergman hasn't made a start for the Rockies since way back on June 20. In that game, he was beaten by the Milwaukee Brewers after giving up seven runs in three innings. In the minors this season, he has a 5-5 record through 15 starts with a 4.19 ERA and he has only walked 18 batters in 92.1 innings on the mound.
All of the Marlins will be getting their first chance to go up against Bergman on Sunday afternoon. In 41 at-bats this season, right-handed batters are hitting .390 against him with five home runs and just six strikeouts.
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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