San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/16/2014
Saturday, May 17, 8:10 PM on FSSD, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
San Diego Padres - Erlin, R (2-4) vs. Colorado Rockies - Lyles, J (5-0)
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In a battle between two 23-year-old pitchers, Robbie Erlin and the San Diego Padres will go up against Jordan Lyles and the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Robbie Erlin hadn't won a game since back on April 9, but that streak ended when he was able to pick up his second win of the season against the Miami Marlins last Sunday. He pitched 6.1 innings of shutout ball in that game and gave up just five hits and struck out seven while walking none. His ERA went down more than half a run to 4.22 and he has 37 strikeouts through 42.2 innings.
This will be Erlin's second start against the Rockies. He pitched well against them in that game, but shortstop Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-2 against him with a double.
Jordan Lyles continued to be one of the league's big surprises by improving his record to 5-0 by beating the Cincinnati Reds last Saturday. He pitched six innings in that outing and gave up just two earned runs on four hits while striking out a season-high eight batters and walking four. He has a 2.66 ERA through 50.2 innings and he's given up just 41 hits on the season.
Utility man Alexi Amarista has five hits against Lyles in nine at-bats with a triple and two RBI. Will Venable and Yonder Alonso have both hit one home run off of Lyles.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 12-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.5
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 24-15-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is 1.2
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
05/15/14 RF Chris Denorfia Rest questionable
03/28/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
05/04/14 C Wilin Rosario Illness 15-day DL (5/3)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
04/21/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Hamstring 15-day DL (4/21)
04/15/14 P Brett Anderson Finger 60-day DL (4/13)
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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