Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves 7/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/5/2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 1:35 PM on FSAZ, FSSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Arizona Diamondbacks - Miley, W (3-6) vs. Atlanta Braves - Wood, A (6-6)
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Sunday afternoon, Wade Miley takes the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they take on Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves. Miley makes his 19th start as Wood makes his 10th start and 21st appearance.
Wade Miley pitched to his 4th straight no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 3 - 6 with a 4.61 ERA. In that start, Miley went 8 innings and surrendered 2 runs on 4 hits. He didn't issue a walk as he struck out 10. Miley hasn't recorded a decision in over a month but he is pitching better than his record and the results suggest. It will be tough for him to match last season's record of 10 - 10 with an ERA of 3.55 in 33 starts.
In 2013, Miley was lit up in his only start against the Braves. He took the loss after allowing 7 runs on 6 hits (including 2 homers) in just 5 innings. This season, he has a no-decision against the Braves after allowing 2 runs on 6 hits in 7 innings of work.
Alex Wood didn't factor in the decision in his last start and that froze his record at 6 - 6 with a 3.19 ERA. In his last time out, Wood allowed 3 runs and 6 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking out 7. Wood has already surpassed his win total from last season when he was 3 - 3 with a 3.13 ERA in 11 starts and 20 relief appearances.
During his rookie campaign in 2013, Wood pitched just 0.2 innings of relief against the Diamondbacks. This season, he had back to back relief appearances against the Diamondbacks and allowed just a hit and a walk with 2 strikeouts.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 40-44-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 33-49-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/25/14 C Jordan Pacheco Shoulder 15-day DL (6/25)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16)
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9)
06/03/14 SS Cliff Pennington Thumb 15-day DL (6/2)
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/23/14 LF Mark Trumbo Foot 15-day DL (4/22)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 60-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
07/01/14 C Evan Gattis Back 15-day DL (6/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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