Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers 7/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/28/2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:10 PM on SPSO, SNLA
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Atlanta Braves - Harang, A (9-6) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Beckett, J (6-5)
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On Tuesday night, Aaron Harang will attempt to win his 10th game of the year when the Atlanta Braves go up against veteran Josh Beckett and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Aaron Harang pitched well enough to pick up the win against the Miami Marlins last week, but he ended up taking the no decision instead. He went seven innings in that game and allowed just two runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out five. In 130.1 innings for the Braves this season, Harang has struck out 104 batters and has only given up eight home runs.
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has always enjoyed facing Harang, going 10-for-26 against him with a double, five home runs and seven RBI. Veteran Juan Uribe is only 1-for-13 against the right-hander with a walk and three strikeouts.
Josh Beckett had his shortest outing of the year last week against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he took the no decision rather than the loss in that game. He went 3.2 inning in that start and allowed four runs on six hits, including three home runs, while walking no one and striking out four. Beckett still has an excellent 2.252 ERA on the season and he has only given up 81 hits in 107.1 innings of work.
Braves outfielder B.J. Upton has really struggled against Beckett in his career, going 7-for-37 against him with a walk and 12 strikeouts.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 43-56-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is 0
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-52-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
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)
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/06/14 3B Erisbel Arruebarrena Hip 15-day DL (7/5)
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 Atlanta
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