Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 9/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/4/2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
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On Friday, rookie Vidal Nuno (0-4) will attempt to win his first start since early July when the Arizona Diamondbacks go up against Dan Haren (11-10) and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Last Saturday, Vidal Nuno was beaten by the Colorado Rockies despite pitching eight strong innings against them. He gave up just one earned run on two base hits in that outing while striking out seven batters and walking no one. Nuno now has a 4.46 ERA on the year and he has given up just 131 hits in 139.1 innings of work.
Most of the Dodgers will be going up against Nuno for the first time on Friday night. So far this season, right-handed batters are hitting .261 against him, while left-handed batters have just a .202 batting average against him.
Veteran right-hander Dan Haren had a pretty good start against the San Diego Padres on the road last weekend and finished with a no decision. He went six innings in that start and allowed just two unearned runs on five hits while walking one batter and striking out three. He has only walked 33 batters in 156 innings this season and now has a 4.27 ERA.
Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill has 10 hits in his 31 at-bats against Haren with two doubles, two triples, a home run and six RBI. Catcher Miguel Montero is just 3-for-14 against him with an RBI and four strikeouts.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 62-71-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 66-68-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
08/02/14 1B Paul Goldschmidt Hand 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9), has retired
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
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
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/07/14 P Josh Beckett Hip 15-day DL (8/4)
08/06/14 P Chris Perez Ankle 15-day DL (8/4)
08/06/14 P Paco Rodriguez Shoulder 15-day DL (8/4)
08/03/14 P Paul Maholm Knee 60-day DL (8/2), out for season
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL (5/21)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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