Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/25/2014
Monday, May 26, 1:10 PM on ESPN, NESN, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Boston Red Sox - Buchholz, C (2-4) vs. Atlanta Braves - Santana, E (4-2)
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Monday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox will give the ball to Clay Buchholz as they take on the Atlanta Braves and Ervin Santana. It will be Buchholz’s 10th start and Santana’s 9th.
Clay Buchholz saw his record fall to 2 – 4 with an ERA of 6.32 after a disastrous start his last time out. In the start, Buchholz surrendered 5 runs on 9 hits (including 2 homers) in just 4.2 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 2. This season, Buchholz looks nothing like the pitcher that went 12 – 1 last season with an ERA of 1.74 in 16 starts.
In 2013, Buchholz didn’t face the Braves and he has only seen 5 of their hitters in his career. B. J. Upton has the most experience against Buchholz with 7 hits, a homer and an RBI in 26 at-bats.
Ervin Santana took a loss in his last outing and that dropped his record to 4 - 2 with an ERA of 3.42. In his last start, Santana gave up 6 runs on 9 hits (including 2 home runs) through 7 innings as he walked 4 and struck out 2. Last season, with the Kansas City Royals, Santana went 9 - 10 with a 3.24 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Santana was 1 – 0 with a 6.75 ERA in 2 starts against the Red Sox. Boston has hit Santana well, especially David Ortiz. Ortiz is a career .367 against Santana with 3 homers and 6 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 18-26-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is 0
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 17-26-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
05/21/14 P Felix Doubront Shoulder 15-day DL (5/20)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
05/22/14 C Evan Gattis Illness questionable
05/10/14 P Jordan Walden Hamstring 15-day DL (5/5)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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