Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/17/2014
Friday, April 18, 8:40 PM on CSPh, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Philadelphia - Kendrick, K (0-1) vs. Colorado - Chatwood, T (0-0)
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Both Kyle Kendrick and Tyler Chatwood will be looking to pick up their first wins of the season when the Philadelphia Phillies go up against the Colorado Rockies.
Kyle Kendrick wasn't able to pick up his first win of the season when he faced the Miami Marlins this past Sunday, but he did pitch well in the game. He ended up going six innings and gave up just two earned runs on six hits to lower his ERA to 3.50. He did walk three in the game, but he also struck out seven.
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has done pretty well against Kendrick in their meetings, getting five hits in 14 at-bats. Carlos Gonzalez has a .970 OPS in 12 career plate appearances against the righty with a double, a home run and one RBI.
Tyler Chatwood made his first start of the season on Sunday and gave up four runs in six innings against the San Francisco Giants. He didn't end up taking the loss, but the Rockies did end up losing the game. He was able to strike out five and didn't walk anyone in the outing, so there's a good chance that he could bounce back in his second start.
No one in the current Phillies' lineup has hit a home run against Chatwood. Ryan Howard has five at-bats against him and has two doubles and two RBI. Jimmy Rollins is 0-for-6 against the 24-year-old righty with a strikeout.
Philadelphia Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 8-6-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia is -0.7
Colorado Betting Trends
Colorado is 10-5-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
04/17/14 1B Ryan Howard Rest questionable
04/16/14 P A.J. Burnett Groin probable
03/28/14 P Cole Hamels Bicep 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Darin Ruf Oblique 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Ethan Martin Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 15-day DL (4/13)
03/28/14 P Jhoulys Chacin Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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