Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 5/9/14
Colorado Rockies (22-14) at Cincinnati Reds (15-18)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Jhoulys Chacin (R) (0-1) (7.200) vs. Johnny Cueto (R) (3-2) (1.309)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -172 / Colorado Rockies +162 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, FS-Ohio
The Cincinnati Reds and the Colorado Rockies face off on Friday for game one of their series.
The Cincinnati Reds fought the good fight in Boston earlier this week but they didn’t have much to show for it as far as wins. The Reds are 8-7 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last two games. As team the Reds are hitting .249 with Brandon Phillips hitting .277, Ryan Ludwick hitting .269, and Joey Votto hitting .263. The Reds pitching staff has an ERA of 3.32 with the starters at 2.96 and the bullpen at 4.40. For game one against the Rockies the Reds start Johnny Cueto who has simply ben tough to hit once again this season. For the season Cueto has allowed 25 hits and eight earned runs while striking out 60 over 5 innings for a 3-2 record and a 1.31 ERA.
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The Colorado Rockies have the fourth best record in baseball this season but that is only good enough for second place in the NL West. The Rockies are 9-10 on the road, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they have outscored their opponents by 50 runs this season. As a team the Rockies are hitting .310 with Troy Tulowitzki hitting .407, Charlie Blackmon hitting .348, and Justin Morneau hitting .331. The Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.09 with the starters at 4.16 and the bullpen at 3.98. For game one against the Reds the Rockies start Jhoulys Chcacin who took the loss in his first and only outing this season. In his first start Chacin allowed eight hits and four runs while striking out four over 5.0 innings for a 0-1 record and a 7.20 ERA.
Cincinnati is 6-2 in their last eight home games, 5-2 as a home favorite, and 20-7 in Cueto’s last 27 home starts. Colorado is 6-2 in their last eight games, 7-3 against the NL Central, and 1-5 in Chacin’s last six starts. Colorado is 4-1 in the last five meetings against the Reds.
The Rockies can swing the bats but Cueto is the much better option on the hill and I lie the Reds here.
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