Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics 7/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/18/2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 9:05 PM on MAS2, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Baltimore Orioles - Chen, W (9-3) vs. Oakland Athletics - Hammel, J (0-1)
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Wei-Yin Chen will be going for his third straight win when he and the Baltimore Orioles face Jason Hammel and the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.
Wei-Yin Chen could only make it through 5.2 innings against the Washington Nationals last week, but he pitched well enough to pick up his ninth win of the season. He allowed three runs on eight hits while walking no one and striking out six. On the year, Chen is now 9-3 with a 4.15 ERA and he has only walked 18 batters in 104 innings.
A's catcher Derek Norris has two hits in his seven at-bats against Chen in his career with a home run and two strikeouts. Jed Lowrie is hitless against the left-hander with no walks and one strikeout.
Last week, Jason Hammel, made his first start after being traded to the A's and ended up losing against the San Francisco Giants. He pitched five innings in that game and gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits while striking out three and walking three. He now has an 8-6 record on the year and has only given up 94 hits in 113.2 innings on the mound.
O's catcher Nick Hundley has seven hits in 14 career at-bats versus Hammel with three doubles, a home run and two RBI. Outfielder Nick Markakis is 6-for-14 against Hammel with a home run and five RBI.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 42-50-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.3
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 44-44-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.5
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)
07/15/14 CF Coco Crisp Neck questionable
07/12/14 2B Alberto Callaspo Hamstring 15-day DL (7/11)
06/29/14 RF Josh Reddick Knee 15-day DL (6/26)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 15-day DL (6/23)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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