Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 9/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/6/2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
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Sunday afternoon, the Arizona Diamondbacks will take the field behind Trevor Cahill (3-9-1, 5.06 ERA) as they face the Los Angeles Dodgers and Hyun-Jin Ryu (14 - 6, 3.18 ERA). Cahill makes his 14th start and 29th appearance as Ryu makes his 25th start.
Trevor Cahill picked up his 2nd straight loss in his last start. Through just 4 innings, Cahill surrendered 3 runs on 5 hits. He struck out 5 but walked 6. The 6 walks were a season-high for Cahill. Cahill has had a hard time giving the Diamondbacks the quality innings they need from him and he is just 2 - 4 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Cahill made 25 starts and a relief appearance en route to an 8 - 10 record and a 3.99 ERA.
In 2013, Cahill was 2 - 0 with a 1.40 ERA in 4 starts against the Dodgers. This season, Cahill is 0 - 2 in 4 appearances against Los Angeles.
Hyun-Jin Ryu had a solid performance in his last outing and it earned him the win. In 7 innings of work, Ryu allowed just a run on 4 hits. He struck out 7 without issuing any walks. Despite a stint on the 15 Day Disabled List for leg issues, Ryu has pitched well I recent weeks. He is 5 - 3 in his last 10 outings. In 2013, Ryu went 14 - 8 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts.
In his first taste of Major League action last season, Ryu was 1 - 2 with a 4.65 ERA in 5 starts against the Diamondbacks. Earlier this season, Ryu beat Arizona after holding them to just 2 hits over 7 innings.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 62-72-6 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)
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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