Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels 8/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/8/2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:05 PM on NESN, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Boston Red Sox - Buchholz, C (5-7) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Richards, G (12-4)
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On Saturday night, Clay Buchholz (5-7) will attempt to win his first game in four starts when the Boston Red Sox go up against Garrett Richards (12-4) and the Los Angeles Angels.
Clay Buchholz had one of his worst starts of the year on Sunday when he was beaten by the New York Yankees at home. He pitched five innings in that game and allowed a season-high seven earned runs on eight hits while walking five and striking out five. He now has a very high 6.20 ERA on the year and he has given up 126 hits in 101.2 innings.
Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick is 7-for-21 against Buchholz in his career with two doubles, a home run and four RBI. Josh Hamilton is 2-for-18 against him with an RBI and five strikeouts.
Garrett Richards had yet another good start for the Angels on Monday when he defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road. He pitched a shutout in that game and allowed just five hits while striking out nine batter and walking two. He has only given up 109 hits in 153.1 innings this season and he currently owns a 2.58 ERA.
Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has four hits in his five at-bats against Richards with a double, a home run and three RBI. All-Star Yoenis Cespedes is 5-for-16 against him with three doubles, a triple and three RBI.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 46-63-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 57-51-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
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)
07/23/14 3B Kelly Johnson Groin 15-day DL (7/22); expected to be activated Thursday vs St. Louis Cardinals
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 Los Angeles
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