Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/3/2014
Wednesday, May 4, 6:05 PM on NESN, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Boston Red Sox - Workman, B (0-0) vs. Cleveland Indians - Kluber, C (6-3)
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Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox and Brandon Workman will square off against the Cleveland Indians and Corey Kluber. It will be Workman’s 3rd start and 6th appearance as Kluber makes his 13th start.
Brandon Workman still hasn’t registered a decision in any of his starts this season as he carries a 3.24 ERA. In his last start, Workman allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 5.1 innings of work as he walked 3 and struck out 4. Last season, Workman started 3 games and appeared in 17 games en route to a 6 – 3 record and an ERA of 4.97.
In 2013, Workman didn’t face the Indians and has never faced any of their hitters in the past. But with a good scouting report and some help from the rest of the pitching staff, he should be able to handle the Indians.
Corey Kluber added another win in his last start to give him a 6 – 3 record with a 3.04 ERA. In that outing, Kluber surrendered 2 runs on 5 hits (including a home run) in 7.1 innings of work. He walked 1 while striking out 12. At this rate, Kluber should have no problem posting better results than in 2013 when he went 11 – 5 with a 3.85 ERA in 24 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Last season, Kluber didn’t get a decision in a start and a relief appearance against the Red Sox. Kluber has pitched well against the Red Sox but he might want to keep an eye on Daniel Nava. Nava is 2 of 4 with 2 RBIs against the right-hander.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 22-33-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.1
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 30-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 15-day DL (5/30)
05/29/14 P Clay Buchholz Knee 15-day DL (5/27)
05/25/14 1B Mike Napoli Finger 15-day DL (5/24)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
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)
05/27/14 3B Carlos Santana Concussion 7-day DL (05/26)
05/27/14 1B Nick Swisher Knee 15-day DL (5/26)
05/22/14 P Zach McAllister Back 15-day DL (5/21)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland
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