Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox 7/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/1/2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7:10 PM on ESPN, WCIU, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago Cubs - Wood, T (7-6) vs. Boston Red Sox - Workman, B (1-1)
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Lefty Travis Wood will be on the mound for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night and will be facing 25-year-old Brandon Workman and the Boston Red Sox.
In his last start, Travis Wood ended up with a no decision after pitching 6.2 innings against the Washington Nationals. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits in that game while striking out four and matching his season-high in walks with five. Through 16 starts, Wood is 7-6 with a 4.52 ERA and he has only given up nine home runs in 95.2 innings this season.
Red Sox backup third baseman Brock Holt has just one hit in five at-bats against Wood in his career with a single and three strikeouts. Shortstop Stephen Drew is 1-for-4 against him with a double and an RBI.
Second-year starter Brandon Workman ended up losing for the first time this season when he was beaten by the New York Yankees on the road last week. He pitched seven innings in that outing and allowed four earned runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out five. On the year, Workman is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA and he has only given up 30 hits in 41.1 innings.
The Cubs will be going up against Workman for the first time on Wednesday night. So far this season, right-handed hitters are hitting just .182 against him.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 40-36-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.2
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 31-48-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
06/13/14 2B Emilio Bonifacio Ribs 15-day DL (6/13)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Boston Red Sox
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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