Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 7/18/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/17/2014
Friday, July 18, 7:08 PM on STOh, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Cleveland Indians - Bauer, T (3-4) vs. Detroit Tigers - Sanchez, A (6-3)
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Friday night, Trevor Bauer will take the hill for the Cleveland Indians as they face Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers. Bauer makes his 13th start as Sanchez makes his 17th.
Trevor Bauer didn't factor into the decision in his last outing and that held his record at 3 - 4 with a 3.84 ERA. He didn't get the decision despite pitching 6.2 innings of scoreless baseball and allowing only 8 hits and 3 walks while striking out a season-high 10 batters. But despite the solid start, Bauer has not been that great this season. Last season, he posted a record of 1 - 2 with an ERA of 5.29 in 4 starts.
In 2013, Bauer didn't face the Tigers but he has 2 starts against them already this season. He won the first start but escaped with a no-decision in the 2 nd outing after allowing 4 runs and 8 hits (including 3 home runs) in 6.1 innings.
Anibal Sanchez improved his record to 6 - 3 with a 3.04 ERA after winning his last start. In that outing, Sanchez allowed just a run on 8 hits in 7 innings. He didn't walk any batters while striking out 3. Sanchez has looked solid in his last 6 starts with a 4 - 1 record but he isn't striking out many batters. In 2013, Sanchez tied a career-high with 202 strikeouts as he compiled a 14 - 8 record with a 2.57 ERA in 29 starts.
Last season, Sanchez was 2 - 0 with a 2.79 ERA in 3 starts against the Indians. This season, he took his first loss of the year against the Tribe after allowing 3 runs on just 2 hits in 5 innings as he walked 4 and struck out 8.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 49-42-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.1
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 48-38-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
07/08/14 P Justin Masterson Knee 15-day DL (7/7)
07/06/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
07/07/14 P Pat McCoy Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks