Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels 8/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/9/2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 3:35 PM on NESN, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Boston Red Sox - De La Rosa, R (3-4) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Santiago, H (3-7)
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Sunday afternoon, Rubby De La Rosa (3 - 4, 3.43 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox will face the Los Angeles Angels and Hector Santiago (3 - 7, 3.84 ERA). De La Rosa will make his 11th start as Santiago makes his 16th start and 21st appearance.
Rubby De La Rosa missed getting the decision in his last start despite pitching a solid game. De La Rosa surrendered just a run on 6 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 3 and struck out 3. But there just wasn't any run support for the young right-hander. Solid starts are infrequent for De La Rosa and they have to be taken advantage of. He is just 3 - 4 in his last 10 starts. Last season, De La Rosa went 0 - 2 in 11 relief appearances with an ERA of 5.56.
In 2013, De La Rosa didn't face the Angels and he has only seen 5 of the Los Angeles hitters before. Erick Aybar is 2 for 3 against De La Rosa with a homer and 2 RBIs.
Hector Santiago escaped with a no-decision in his last start after a less than impressive outing. Santiago gave up 4 runs on 5 hits (including a homer) in 5.1 innings of work. He walked 3 while striking out just 2. This season, Santiago has gone back and forth between the bullpen and the starting rotation. In his last 2 victories have come in relief situations. In 2013, Santiago started 23 games and made 11 relief appearances en route to a 4 - 9 record and a 3.56 ERA.
Last season, Santiago was 0 - 2 with a 5.59 ERA in 2 starts against the Red Sox. Boston's Yoenis Cespedes is 4 for 8 against Santiago with 2 homers and 3 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 46-64-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 57-52-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.7
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)
Los Angeles Angels
08/07/14 3B David Freese Knee questionable
08/03/14 P Joe Thatcher Ankle 15-day DL (8/3)
08/01/14 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm 15-day DL (7/31)
07/24/14 2B Grant Green Back 15-day DL (7/20)
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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