Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/1/2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7:05 PM on FSAZ, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Arizona Diamondbacks - Anderson, C (5-3) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Morton, C (4-9)
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Arizona Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson will try to end his current losing streak on Wednesday night when he faces big right-hander Charlie Morton and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Right-hander Chase Anderson lost his third game in a row last week against the Cleveland Indians after giving up four earned runs in five innings of work. He allowed seven hits in that game and walked three while striking out four. Through eight starts, Anderson is 5-3 with a 3.63 ERA and he has already given up eight home runs on 44.2 innings. He has held left-handed hitters to a .182 batting average so far, but right-handed hitters are hitting .304 against him.
Anderson will be facing all of the Pirates for the first time on Wednesday night.
Charlie Morton lost his second consecutive game and his ninth overall last week against the Tampa Bay Rays. He pitched seven innings in that outing and allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits while walking one and striking out a season-high 11 batters. Morton is now 4-9 this season with an above-average ERA of 3.41 and he has only given up six home runs in 100.1 innings of work.
Diamondbacks veteran Gerardo Parra has two hits in his six at-bats against Morton with a home run and two RBI. Catcher Miguel Montero is just 2-for-9 against him in his career with six strikeouts.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 39-42-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.8
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 36-40-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates 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 15-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
06/30/14 LF Starling Marte Finger questionable
06/11/14 P Francisco Liriano Side 15-day DL (6/11)
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona
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