Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/17/2014
Wednesday, June 18, 12:10 PM on MASN, SUN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Baltimore Orioles - Gausman, K (2-1) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Cobb, A (2-4)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles will give the ball to Kevin Gausman as they face the Tampa Bay Rays and Alex Cobb. Gausman will make his 4th start as Cobb makes his 9th.
Kevin Gausman picked up the win in his last outing and that gave him a 2 – 1 record with a 3.71 ERA. In that start, Gausman allowed just a run on 5 hits in 6 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 3. In his limited work this season, Gausman has given the Rays some solid innings. Last season, Gausman was 3 – 5 with a 5.66 ERA in 5 starts and 15 relief appearances.
During his rookie campaign, Gausman was 0 – 1 with a 13.50 ERA in a start and a relief appearance against the Rays. Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist seems to have Gausman’s number as he is 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs against the young right-hander.
Alex Cobb improved his record to 2 – 4 with a 3.99 ERA after getting the win in his last start. In that outing, Cobb gave up a run (on a solo homer) and 3 hits with 2 walks and 11 strikeouts. It was one of Cobb’s best outings of the season as he ended a 3 game slide. He will have to work hard to come close to last year’s results when he went 11- 3 with a 2.76 ERA in 22 starts.
In 2013, Cobb won both of his starts against the Orioles with a 1.26 ERA. The Orioles’ are batting just .208 against Cobb with 16 hits, a homer and 7 RBIs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 32-36-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is -0.1
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 35-33-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
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)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-day DL (5/31)
05/26/14 LF Brandon Guyer Thumb 15-day DL (5/25)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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