Minnesota Twins at Colorado Rockies 7/11/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/10/2014
Friday, July 11, 2014, 8:40 PM on FSN, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Minnesota Twins - Johnson, K (0-0) vs. Colorado Rockies - De La Rosa, J (9-6)
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On Friday night, Kris Johnson is expected to get called up from the minors and pitch for the Minnesota Twins when they face off against Jorge De La Rosa and the Colorado Rockies.
Left-hander Kris Johnson made his first and only start back on May 1 against the the Los Angeles Dodgers and ended up taking the no decision. In that game, he pitched four scoreless innings and struck out five batters. He also walked six batters in that outing after throwing just 59 of his 106 pitches for strikes.
In Triple-A this season, Johnson has pitched in 16 games and has an 8-4 record with a 2.75 ERA. He has 83 strikeouts in 98.1 innings and has only given up 78 base hits and six home runs.
Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa pitched six solid innings in his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers last Saturday and came away with his ninth win of the year. He gave up two runs on just three hits in that outing and walked three batters while striking out three. De La Rosa is now 9-6 through 18 starts and he has given up just 85 hits in 96.2 innings.
Twins outfielder Josh Willingham has three hits in his eight at-bats against De La Rosa with six walks and two RBI. None of the current Twins have been able to hit a home run off of the lefty yet.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 44-40-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.4
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 47-36-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
07/08/14 P Ricky Nolasco Elbow 15-day DL (7/6)
07/02/14 1B Joe Mauer Oblique 15-day DL (7/2)
06/27/14 CF Danny Santana Knee 15-day DL (6/27)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
07/08/14 P Jhoulys Chacin Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/29), out for season
07/07/14 P Nick Masset Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/24/14 P Christian Bergman Thumb 60-day DL (6/20)
06/10/14 P Eddie Butler Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
06/10/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Shoulder 15-day DL (6/6)
06/05/14 P Jordan Lyles Hand 15-day DL (6/4)
06/04/14 LF Carlos Gonzalez Finger 15-day DL (6/3)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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