Boston Red Sox at Cincinnati Reds 8/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/12/2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:35 PM on NESN
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Boston Red Sox - Workman, B (1-6) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Bailey, H (9-5)
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Wednesday afternoon, Brandon Workman (1 – 6, 4.45 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox will take on Homer Bailey (9 -5, 3.71 ERA) and the Cincinnati Reds. Workman makes his 11th start and 15th appearance as Bailey makes his 24th start.
Brandon Workman took a hard luck loss just a few days ago after giving up a solo homer in a relief appearance. Workman faced just 1 batter but the 6 pitches he threw led to his 6th straight loss. With the exception of his last loss, Workman has surrendered 4 or more runs in each of his 5 other losses. He hasn’t had a victory since early June. Last season, Workman went 6 – 3 with a 4.97 ERA in 3 starts and 17 relief appearances.
In 2013, Workman didn’t face the Reds and he has only seen 2 of their hitters before. Jake Elmore and Ramon Santiago are each 1 for 1 against Workman.
Homer Bailey picked up his first victory in over a month after getting the win in his last start. In that outing, Bailey threw 7 innings of shutout ball while allowing just 4 hits and a walk as he struck out 8 batters. Bailey had surrendered just 2 runs in his previous 2 starts but didn’t get the decision in either start due to poor run support. In 2013, Bailey was 11 – 12 with a 3.49 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Bailey didn’t face the Red Sox but he has a start against them this season. In that outing, Bailey didn’t get the decision after allowing 3 runs and 5 hits in 6 innings.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 47-66-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 51-63-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
08/05/14 LF Allen Craig Ankle 15-day DL (8/2)
08/02/14 C David Ross Plantar Fasciitis 15-day DL (8/2)
08/01/14 RF Shane Victorino Back 15-day DL (7/30)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
08/10/14 C Brayan Pena Hamstring questionable
08/07/14 P Logan Ondrusek Shoulder 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/08/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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