Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies 7/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/24/2014
Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:40 PM on ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Pittsburgh Pirates - Morton, C (5-9) vs. Colorado Rockies - Anderson, B (0-3)
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On Friday, July 25, the Pittsburgh Pirates will matchup with the Colorado Rockies once again in the Mile High City. Charlie Morton (5-9, 3.28 ERA) will be on the mound opposite Brett Anderson (0-3, 4.00 ERA) for the Rockies.
Morton is coming off his third straight no-decision. On Saturday he also faced the Rockies and went seven strong innings giving up two runs on five hits while striking out three and walking only one. It was his fourth quality start in his last five outings. Morton has been pitching well over his last 11 starts and has only given up more than two earned runs in only two of them. It'll be a matter of continuing to keep the ball down and force ground balls.
Morton has pitched well against the Rockies and has stumped Troy Tulowitzki over his career only allowing him one hit over 12 at bats. Morton will look to continue the trend on Friday.
Brett Anderson will be looking to pick up his first win of the season on Friday. He had his best start of the season on Friday when he pitched against the Pirates going seven innings allowing only one run on four hits. In this game Anderson struckout eight batters and only walked one. This will just be his second start since breaking his finger in April.
Anderson has pitched well against the Pirates allowing a team average of .147 over 34 at bats. He'll look to keep it going on Friday.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 45-48-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 50-41-9 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
07/23/14 3B Pedro Alvarez Knee questionable
07/23/14 LF Starling Marte Concussion questionable
07/08/14 P Gerrit Cole Side 15-day DL (7/5)
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
07/22/14 P Boone Logan Internal 15-day DL (7/19)
07/22/14 SS Troy Tulowitzki Thigh 15-day DL (7/20)
07/21/14 1B Justin Morneau Neck 15-day DL (7/18)
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)
06/10/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Shoulder 15-day DL (6/6)
06/05/14 P Jordan Lyles Hand 60-day DL (6/4)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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