Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox 9/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/9/2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Fenway Park in Boston
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Wednesday afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles will take the field behind Wei-Yin Chen (14 - 4, 3.69 ERA) as they square off against the Boston Red Sox and Brandon Workman (1 - 8, 4.90 ERA). Chen makes his 28th start as Workman makes his 14th start and 18th appearance.
Wei-Yin Chen pitched a great game his last time out but still didn't get the decision. Chen hurled 6 innings of scoreless ball and gave up just 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. But his relief let him down and wasted his effort. Chen has been an asset to the Orioles with solid starts in recent weeks and is 6 - 1 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Chen posted a record of 7 - 7 with a 4.07 ERA in 23 starts.
In 2013, Chen was 0 - 2 with a 7.29 ERA in 4 starts against the Red Sox. This season, Chen is 2 - 1 in 3 starts against Boston.
Brandon Workman pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that might have been a moral victory for the young right-hander. Workman allowed 3 runs and 5 hits in 6 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 5. The no-decision halted a streak of 8 straight losses for Workman. Workman is 0 - 8 in his last 10 appearances and has virtually no chance of improving on his numbers from 2013 when he went 6 - 3 with a 4.97 ERA in 3 starts and 17 relief appearances.
Last season, Workman didn't record a decision in his 3 relief appearances against the Orioles. This season, Workman is 1 - 0 in 2 appearances against Baltimore.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 63-76-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.6
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 60-79-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 60-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Boston Red Sox
09/07/14 CF Brock Holt Illness questionable
09/07/14 1B Mike Napoli Illness "?" Monday vs. Baltimore Orioles
08/01/14 RF Shane Victorino Back 15-day DL (7/30)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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