Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles 9/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/20/2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Sunday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox will send Joe Kelly (4 -4, 4.28 ERA) to the hill to face the Baltimore Orioles and Miguel Gonzalez (9 – 8, 3.28 ERA). Kelly makes his 16th start as Gonzalez makes his 25th start and 26th appearance.
Joe Kelly wasn’t great his last time out but he managed to come away with the victory. In 6 innings of work, Kelly gave up 4 runs and 5 hits (including a home run) while walking 2 and striking out 3. It was just his 2nd win in 8 starts for the Red Sox after coming over from the St. Louis Cardinals. Overall, he is just 2 -3 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Kelly started 15 games and made 22 relief appearances on the way to a 10 – 5 record and a 2.69 ERA.
Kelly didn’t face the Orioles in 2013 but he just faced them less than 2 weeks ago. He took the loss in that start after allowing 4 runs and 6 hits in 6.1 innings.
Miguel Gonzalez saw his 3 game win streak end with a loss in his last start. In defeat, he surrendered just 3 runs and 3 hits (including a home run) while walking 3 and striking out just 1 batter. Despite the loss, Gonzalez has been solid in recent weeks and has allowed 3 or more runs in just 2 of his last 10 outings. He is 5 - 3 in those 10 appearances. Last season, Gonzalez posted a record of 11 – 8 with a 3.78 ERA in 28 starts and 2 relief appearances.
In 2013, Gonzalez was 1 – 0 with a 4.05 ERA in a start and a relief appearance against the Red Sox. He is 1 -0 in 2 starts against Boston this season.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 65-84-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.6
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 65-84-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.7
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
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)
09/20/14 RF Nick Markakis Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Boston Red Sox
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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