Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/2/2014
Thursday, July 3, 7:05 PM on FSAZ, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Arizona Diamondbacks - McCarthy, B (2-10) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Worley, V (2-0)
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Brandon McCarthy was finally able to pick up his second win of the year last week and will look to carry that momentum into his next start when he and the Arizona Diamondbacks face Vance Worley and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.
Brandon McCarthy picked up his second win by beating the San Diego Padres on the road on Sunday. He pitched seven strong innings in that game and allowed just one run on six hits while striking out seven batters and walking zero. McCarthy does have a 2-10 record and a below-average 5.11 ERA, but he has also received just 2.60 runs per nine innings from his offense this season.
Pirates young outfielder Starling Marte has four hits in seven plate appearances against McCarthy in his career with a double and two RBI. Catcher Russell Martin has just one hit in nine at-bats against him with four strikeouts.
Vance Worley won his second game in a row last Saturday over the New York Mets by giving up just one earned run in seven innings of work. He allowed seven hits in that start and walked two batters while striking out three. Through three starts, Worley is 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA and he has only walked three hitters in 20.2 innings.
Nick Evans has two hits in his five at-bats versus Worley with a double and two strikeouts. Martin Prado is just 2-for-8 against him in his career with two walks.
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 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
06/30/14 LF Starling Marte Finger questionable
06/11/14 P Francisco Liriano Side 15-day DL (6/11)
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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