San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies 9/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/4/2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Coors Field in Denver
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On Friday night, Eric Stults (6-15) will try to end his two-game losing streak when he and the San Diego Padres go up against rookie left-hander Tyler Matzek (4-9) and the Colorado Rockies.
Eric Stults lost his league-leading 15th game on Monday when he was beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers at home. He pitched six innings in that start and allowed two runs on five base hits while striking out four batters and walking five. Stults now has a 4.56 ERA on the year and has given up 163 hits in 146 innings.
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has five hits in 17 at-bats against Stults in his career with a double, a home run and two RBI. Catcher DJ LeMahieu is 7-for-18 against him with a double, a triple and an RBI.
On Sunday, Tyler Matzek was able to win his second game in a row when he beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road. He pitched seven scoreless innings in that outing and gave up just three hits while striking out four batters and walking three. Matzek has only given up nine home runs in 91 innings this season and now has a 4.75 ERA.
Padres catcher Rene Rivera is 3-for-5 against Matzek in his career with a double and two RBI. First baseman Tommy Medica is 1-for-6 against him with a double and two strikeouts.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 49-84-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.2
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 67-61-12 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
09/03/14 SS Ryan Jackson Undisclosed 60-day DL (9/2)
08/30/14 P Joaquin Benoit Shoulder out indefinitely
08/14/14 1B Yonder Alonso Forearm 15-day DL (8/13), out for season
08/12/14 SS Everth Cabrera Hamstring 15-day DL (8/10)
07/28/14 LF Carlos Quentin Knee 15-day DL (7/27)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
08/28/14 P Boone Logan Elbow 15-day DL (8/23)
08/26/14 C Wilin Rosario Wrist 15-day DL (8/23)
08/25/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Hamstring 15-day DL (8/24)
08/12/14 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (8/6), out for season
08/10/14 RF Carlos Gonzalez Knee 60-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 San Diego
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