Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/29/2014
Friday, May 30, 8:10 PM on MAS2, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Baltimore Orioles - Gonzalez, M (3-3) vs. Houston Astros - Oberholtzer, B (1-6)
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Friday night, Miguel Gonzalez gets the call for the Baltimore Orioles as they take on Brett Oberholtzer and the Houston Astros. It will be Gonzalez’s 10th start and 11th appearance as Oberholtzer makes his 9th start.
Miguel Gonzalez evened his record to 3 – 3 and lowered his ERA to 4.35 after picking up the win in his last outing. In that start, Gonzalez allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 6 innings of work with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Gonzalez still has time to match or better his results from 2013 when he went 11- 8 with an ERA of 3.78 in 28 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Last season, Gonzalez was 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA in 2 starts against the Astros. This season, Gonzalez pitched to a no-decision against Houston after allowing 2 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) in 7 innings.
Brett Oberholtzer makes this start after getting his 1st win of the season in his last outing. But his record improved to just 1 – 6 with a 5.32 ERA. In that winning start, Oberholtzer gave up 3 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings with a walk and 8 strikeouts. The season has been tough for the left-hander and he hasn’t shown much more than he did in his rookie season last year when he posted a record of 4 – 5 with an ERA of 2.76 in 10 starts and 3 relief appearances.
In 2013, Oberholtzer won his only start against the Orioles after pitching 7 scoreless innings and allowing just 3 hits without a walk while striking out 6. He held Baltimore hitters to a .150 batting average with just 3 hits in20 at-bats.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 24-25-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is -0.1
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 24-26-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.9
Injuries to Watch
05/22/14 P Tommy Hunter Groin 15-day DL (5/20)
05/11/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11)
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
05/28/14 C Jason Castro Rest questionable
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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