Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 7/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/19/2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 1:08 PM on STOh, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Cleveland Indians - Tomlin, J (5-6) vs. Detroit Tigers - Smyly, D (5-8)
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Sunday afternoon, Josh Tomlin takes the mound for the Cleveland Indians as they face the Detroit Tigers and Drew Smyly. Tomlin makes his 13th start and 14th appearance as Smyly makes his 16th start and 19th appearance.
Josh Tomlin didn't factor in the decision in his last outing and that froze his record at 5 - 6 with a 4.21 ERA. In that start, Tomlin allowed 4 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) in 7 innings of work. He didn't issue any walks while striking out 5 batters. Tomlin might still be getting into a groove after only pitching 2 innings last season following Tommy John surgery in 2012.
Tomlin has faced the Tigers twice already this season and has a win and a loss against Detroit. He won his 1st start but lost the 2nd after surrendering 8 runs and 8 hits (including a homer) in just 4 innings of work.
Drew Smyly picked up the win in his last start and that improved his record to 5 - 8 with a 4.00 ERA. In the victory, Smyly gave up 4 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) through 6.2 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 2. Smyly has been on a run where he loses 2 games then wins 1 and repeats the same pattern. Maybe he can break that streak in this start. Last season, Smyly worked out of the bullpen and was 6 - 0 with a 2.37 ERA in 63 relief appearances.
In 2013, Smyly was 1 - 0 with a 5.40 ERA in 8 relief appearances against the Indians. This season, Smyly pitched to a no-decision against the Tribe after allowing 3 runs and 7 hits in 5 innings.
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
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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