Boston Red Sox at St Louis Cardinals 8/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/5/2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 8:15 PM on ESPN, NESN, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Boston Red Sox - Kelly, J (2-2) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Miller, S (8-8)
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On Wednesday, Joe Kelly (0-0) will be making his first start for the Boston Red Sox when they take on Shelby Miller (8-8) and the St. Louis Cardinals.
In his last start with the Cardinals, Joe Kelly gave up four runs in five innings work to the San Diego Padres and ended up losing his second game of the season. He allowed seven hits in that start and struck out five while walking one. In his seven starts this year, Kelly is 2-2 with a 4.37 ERA and he has struck out 25 batters in 35 innings.
The only two players on the Cardinals who have faced Kelly are infielder Mark Ellis and catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Combined, they are 0-for-9 against him with no walks and no strikeouts.
Last weekend Shelby Miller had a good start against the San Diego Padres and came away with his first and only win of July. He pitched six innings in that game and allowed just two runs on three hits while walking no one and striking out five. Miller has struck out 81 batters in 1231 innings this year, but he has also walked 55.
New Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has faced Miller once in his career and got a single off of him. The rest of the Cardinals will be going up against Miller for the first time on Wednesday night.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 45-61-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 48-55-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
08/03/14 LF Allen Craig Ankle "?" Tuesday vs St Louis
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)
St Louis Cardinals
08/03/14 CF Jon Jay Wrist questionable
07/10/14 C Yadier Molina Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 60-day DL (6/21)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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