Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/8/2014
Monday, June 9, 2014, 7:05 PM on STOh, FSSW
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Cleveland Indians - House, T (0-1) vs. Texas Rangers - Martinez, N (1-2)
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In his fifth start of the season on Monday night, T.J. House will be hoping to pick up his first Major League win when the Cleveland Indians go up against Nick Martinez and the Texas Rangers.
Last Tuesday, T.J. House ended up with his second straight no decision after going 5.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox at home. He allowed two earned runs in that outing on six hits while striking out four and walking two. Through 19 innings of work this season, House has allowed 22 hits and has struck out 13.
House will be facing the Rangers for the first time in his career on Monday. Left-handed hitters have hit .333/.333/.500 with one home run against the rookie so far, while right-handed batters have hit .279/.380/.442 with two homers.
Rookie Nick Martinez picked up his second Major League loss last week against the Baltimore Orioles when he gave up six runs (four earned) in 5.1 innings of work. He gave up nine hits in that outing and walked three while striking out four. Through 11 starts, Martinez is 1-2 with a 3.22 ERA and he has walked (20) almost as many hitters as he has struck out (21).
None of the Indians hitters have gone up against Martinez yet. He has struggled against left-handed hitters, allowing a .314 batting average against and four home runs already.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 31-26-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.2
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 30-25-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/27/14 1B Nick Swisher Knee 15-day DL (5/26)
05/22/14 P Zach McAllister Back 15-day DL (5/21)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 15-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 15-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 15-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Texas
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