Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/4/2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:05 PM on MAS2, FSSW
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Baltimore Orioles - Gonzalez, M (3-4) vs. Texas Rangers - Lewis, C (4-4)
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Baltimore Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez will get the start on Thursday night and will be taking on Colby Lewis and the Texas Rangers.
Miguel Gonzalez went 6.2 innings against the Houston Astros and gave up just two earned runs, but he got no help from his offense and ended up suffering his fourth loss of the season. He allowed five hits in that start and walked two while striking out four. Gonzalez is now 3-4 on the year and has given up 9.1 hits per nine innings, which is the highest that stat has ever been for him.
No one on the Rangers has been able to get a four-bagger against Gonzalez yet, but outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is 2-for-6 against him with a double and no strikeouts.
Colby Lewis' tough season continued last Friday when he was beaten by the Washington Nationals on the road. In 5.2 innings of work in that outing, he allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits while striking out five and walking two. Lewis currently has a 5.44 ERA and has given up a whopping 68 hits in 48 innings.
Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis is just 2-for-13 against Lewis in his career, but both of those hits were home runs. Shortstop J.J. Hardy has four hits in 12 at-bats against the right-hander with a double, two home runs and four RBI.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 26-28-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is -0.1
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 27-25-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 15-day DL (6/2)
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)
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 15-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
05/14/14 P Matt Harrison Back 15-day DL (5/14)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Josh's Pick: Take Texas
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