Texas Rangers at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/5/2014
Tuesday, May 6, 8:40 PM on FSSW, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Texas Rangers - Ross, R (1-2) vs. Colorado Rockies - Nicasio, J (3-1)
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Robbie Ross will be going for his first win since mid-April when he and the Texas Rangers go up against Juan Nicasio and the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Robbie Ross had his worst start of the season last Wednesday when he gave up a season-high 10 runs (six earned) against the Oakland Athletics and took his second loss of the year. He went just 3.1 innings in that game and gave up 11 hits while striking out two and walking one. His ERA soared from 2.45 to 3.86 and he's now given up 38 hits in 32.2 innings.
First baseman Justin Morneau has not been able to figure out Ross yet, going just 1-for-7 against him with three strikeouts. None of the current Rockies have an extra-base hit against the lefty.
Juan Nicasio had his best start of the year so far and picked up his third win of the season when he beat the New York Mets last Thursday. He went seven shutout innings in that outing and scattered three hits while striking out two and walking just one. His ERA dipped to 4.19 on the season and he now has a 1.282 WHIP.
Prince Fielder has only faced Nicasio three times so far in his career, but he has shown that he can hit the right-hander by getting two hits, including a double.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 16-13-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -0.3
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 21-10-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is 0.9
Injuries to Watch
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 15-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/08/14 P Joe Saunders Ankle 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 P Derek Holland Knee 60-day DL (3/3)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
05/04/14 C Wilin Rosario Illness 15-day DL (5/3)
05/03/14 2B Joshua Rutledge Illness 15-day DL (4/28)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 15-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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