Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles 9/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/18/2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Friday night, the Boston Red Sox will give the ball to Allen Webster (4 – 3, 6.02 ERA) as they square off against the Baltimore Orioles and Kevin Gausman (7 – 7, 3.57 ERA). Webster will be making his 10th start and Gausman will be making his 19th start.
Allen Webster turned in a solid performance in his last outing and earned the victory. In 6 innings of work, Webster allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (including a home run). He struck out 2 and walked 1. Webster hadn’t earned a victory in nearly a month’s time after having some struggles on the mound. But he is 4 -3 in his last 10 outings. In 2013, Webster was 1 - 2 with an 8.60 ERA in 7 starts and a relief appearance.
Webster pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Orioles last season after pitching 3 innings of scoreless ball. None of the 7 current Orioles that have faced Webster have a hit off of him.
Kevin Gausman pitched to his 2nd straight no-decision in his last start. Gausman should have gotten the win after pitching 7 innings of shutout ball and allowing just 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. But Gausman didn’t get the run support at the right time. He has been up and down as of late and will bring a 3 -4 record in his last 10 outings into his next start. Last season, Gausman started 5 games and made 15 relief appearances en route to a 3 -5 record and a 5.66 ERA.
In 2013, Gausman was 1 – 0 with a 1.86 ERA in a start and 3 relief appearances against the Red Sox. He pitched to a no-decision against the Red Sox after holding them to a run on 4 hits in 5.1 innings.
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
09/17/14 DH David Ortiz Personal is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
09/13/14 CF Brock Holt Concussion out indefinitely
09/10/14 2B Dustin Pedroia Hand out for season
08/01/14 RF Shane Victorino Back 60-day DL (7/30)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
09/12/14 3B Chris Davis Suspension expected to miss 25 games
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 60-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-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)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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