San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/17/2014
Sunday, May 18, 4:10 PM on FSSD, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
San Diego Padres - Cashner, A (2-5) vs. Colorado Rockies - Nicasio, J (4-2)
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San Diego Padres fireballer Andrew Cashner will get the start on Sunday and will face Juan Nicasio and the Colorado Rockies.
Andrew Cashner ended up with a no decision in his start against the Cincinnati Reds last week despite pitching seven strong innings in the game. He gave up just one earned run on Seven hits in that outing while walking one and striking out six. Cashner is only getting 2.08 runs per start from his offense, which is the main reason why he has just a 2-5 record despite having an excellent 2.35 ERA.
Cashner is one pitcher that outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hasn't figured out yet, going just 4-for-16 against him with no extra-base hits and four strikeouts. Nolan Arenado has hit .308 against the big right-hander with two doubles.
Juan Nicasio lost for the second time this season when he was beaten by the Cincinnati Reds last Sunday. He pitched six innings against the Reds and gave up two earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out three. He is now 4-2 on the year with a 3.77 ERA, but he is only striking out six batters per nine innings.
Third baseman Chase Headley is 6-for-15 against Nicasio in his career with two home runs and three RBI. Chris Denorfia has struggled against him by getting just two hits in 12 at-bats with three strikeouts.
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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