Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels 7/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/20/2014
Monday, July 21, 2014, 10:05 PM on MAS2, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Baltimore Orioles - Norris, B (7-6) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Shoemaker, M (7-2)
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Baltimore Orioles right-hander Bud Norris will attempt to make it five wins in six starts when he faces Matt Shoemaker and the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Bud Norris made his last start against the Washington Nationals and ended up taking the loss after giving up five earned runs in four innings of work. He allowed six hits in that game and walked one while striking out just two batters. In 15 starts, Norris is 7-6 for the Orioles and has only given up 79 hits in his 91 innings in the mound.
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has four hits in his 12 plate appearances against Norris with a double and a solo home run. First baseman Albert Pujols is just 7-for-36 against him with five walks and four strikeouts.
Second-year starter Matt Shoemaker won his second game in a row and his seventh overall when he came in as a reliever against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 7. He pitched 3.2 innings in that game and gave up two runs on five hits while walking no one and striking out two. In 15 appearances both as a starter and as a reliever, Shoemaker is 7-2 with a 4.38 ERA and he has struck out 62 hitters in 63.2 innings.
Shoemaker will be going up against the Orioles for the first time in his career on Monday night.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 42-50-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.3
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 50-39-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.9
Injuries to Watch
07/11/14 P Ubaldo Jimenez Ankle 15-day DL (7/11)
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-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)
Los Angeles Angels
07/13/14 CF Collin Cowgill Thumb 15-day DL (7/12)
07/10/14 P CJ Wilson Ankle 15-day DL (7/10)
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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