Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers 10/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/5/2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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If necessary, Miguel Gonzalez will try to help the Baltimore Orioles move on to the ALCS when they face Rick Porcello and the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
In 26 starts for the Orioles this season, Miguel Gonzalez went 10-9 with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.296 WHIP. His FIP was 4.89 because he gave up 8.8 hits per nine innings and he only struck out 6.3 batters per nine innings. Gonzalez had a great September by going 3-2 in five starts with a 1.68 ERA.
Gonzalez started one game against the Tigers this season and ended up taking the loss after giving up seven runs in just 3.1 innings of work. Rajai Davis has done well against the right-hander in his career by going 4-for-12 against him with three home runs and six RBI.
Rick Porcello focuses on being more of a command pitcher this year and it helped him improve most of his numbers. In 31 starts, he went 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA and he only walked 1.8 batters per nine innings. The right-hander did struggle sown the stretch, though, by losing four of his final five starts with a 6.20 ERA.
In two starts against the O's this year, Porcello was 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA and he only gave up eight hits in 12.2 innings of work. Outfielder Nick Markakis is 9-for-24 against Porcello in his career with a double and a home run.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 71-89-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.7
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 85-72-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
09/12/14 3B Chris Davis Suspension expected to miss 25 games
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)
09/17/14 C Alex Avila Head "?" Friday vs Kansas City Royals
09/02/14 P Drew VerHagen Back 60-day DL (7/15)
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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