Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/5/2014
Friday, June 6, 6:08 PM on NESN, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Boston Red Sox - De La Rosa, R (1-0) vs. Detroit Tigers - Smyly, D (2-4)
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Friday night, the Boston Red Sox will send Rubby De La Rosa to the mound as they take on the Detroit Tigers and Drew Smyly. De La Rosa will make just his 2nd start as Smyly makes his 9th start and 12th appearance.
Rubby De La Rosa took his record to 1 – 0 after winning his first start thanks to 7 shutout innings of baseball. He allowed just 4 hits and didn’t walk a single batter as he struck out 8. With Clay Buchholz expected to miss a few more starts, De La Rosa should get a few more starts. Last season, De La Rosa worked primarily out of the bullpen as he posted a 0 - 2 record with a 5.56 ERA in 11 relief appearances.
In 2013, De La Rosa pitched just one inning against the Tigers and allowed just a hit. Only 3 Tigers have faced him and Bryan Holaday is the one batter that owns a hit against De La Rosa.
Drew Smyly dropped his second straight start his last time out and that lowered his record to 2 - 4 with a 4.10 ERA. In that outing, Smyly gave up 3 runs on 7 hits in 4 innings of work as he walked 1 and struck out 5. For the second straight start, Smyly threw over 105 pitches in 5 or less innings and that isn’t a recipe for success. Last season, Smyly went 6 – 0 with 2 saves and a 2.37 ERA in 63 relief appearances.
In 2013, Smyly was 1 – 0 in 2 relief appearances against the Red Sox. He pitched 4.2 innings and allowed just 4 hits, without a run or a walk, while striking out 4. Smyly hasn’t faced the Boston lineup that many times and he has allowed a collective .281 average with 9 hits, 2 homers and 4 RBIs in 32 at-bats.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 22-34-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.2
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 26-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers 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)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29)
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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