Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/3/2014
Wednesday, May 4, 7:05 PM on MAS2, FSSW
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Baltimore Orioles - Norris, B (3-5) vs. Texas Rangers - Martinez, N (1-1)
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Veteran Bud Norris will go up against Nick Martinez on Wednesday in the second game of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers.
Last Wednesday, Bud Norris lost for the fifth time this season when he was defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers on the road. He allowed four runs on five hits in that outing and walked three hitters while striking out just one. Norris has a 4.04 ERA this season and has only given up 54 hits in 62.1 innings of work. His 1.187 WHIP is the best that it has ever been in his career.
Outfielder Alex Rios has two hits in his three at-bats against Norris, including one double. The rest of his teammates have struggled against him, though, going a combined 1-for-17 with six strikeouts.
Rookie Nick Martinez allowed four runs in 5.2 innings against the Minnesota Twins last week and ended up with a no decision. He allowed nine hits in that start and struck out two while walking two. In 39.1 innings this season, Martinez has only struck out 20 batters and he's walked 17.
Martinez will be going up against all of the Orioles' hitters for the first time on Wednesday night. So far this season, he has thrown his 91 mph fastball about 66 percent of the time and his 84 mph slider about 15 percent of the time.
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Texas
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