Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels 8/8/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/7/2014
Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:05 PM on NESN, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Boston Red Sox - Webster, A (1-1) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Weaver, J (12-6)
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Second-year starter Allen Webster (1-1) will make his third start of the year for the Boston Red Sox when they face Jered Weaver (12-6) and the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
Allen Webster could only make it through 2.2 innings against the New York Yankees on Saturday and ended up losing for the first time this season. He allowed four runs on two hits in that game while walking six batters and striking out just one. Through two starts, he now has a 6.75 ERA and he has walked 11 batters in eight innings on the mound.
The Angels will all be facing Webster for the first time on Friday night. He has walked a bunch of hitters this year, but he has also held left-handed batters to just a .176 batting average in 17 at-bats.
On Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, Jered Weaver pitched six good innings and came away with his 12th win of the season. He allowed just two runs on six base hits in that start and walked four batters while striking out three. He now has a 3.59 ERA for the Angels this season and he has struck out seven batters per nine innings.
Red Sox veteran Mike Napoli has nine hits in 27 at-bats against Weaver in his career with two doubles, two solo home runs. Dustin Pedroia is just 5-for-28 against the right-hander with two walks and seven strikeouts.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 46-62-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 57-50-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
08/06/14 DH David Ortiz Rest questionable
08/05/14 LF Allen Craig Ankle 15-day DL (8/3)
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)
07/23/14 3B Kelly Johnson Groin 15-day DL (7/22)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
Los Angeles Angels
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 Los Angeles
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