Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/6/2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 3:05 PM on FS1
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Cleveland Indians - Tomlin, J (3-2) vs. Texas Rangers - Tepesch, N (2-1)
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Saturday afternoon, Josh Tomlin and the Cleveland Indians will take on Nick Tepesch and the Texas Rangers. It will be Tomlin’s 6th start and 7th appearance and Tepesch’s 5th start.
Josh Tomlin pitched to a no-decision the last time out and that left his record at 3 – 2 with a 3.06 ERA. In that start, Tomlin gave up 3 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) in 5.2 innings as he walked 1 and struck out 8. Tomlin probably could have lasted a little longer had he not thrown 100 pitches by that point in the game. Last season, Tomlin pitched just 2 innings after coming back from Tommy John Surgery.
Tomlin has pitched well against the Rangers in his short career and he has only allowed hits to 4 of the 7 Rangers that he has ever opposed. Adrian Beltre is 1 of 3 with a homer and 4 RBIs against Tomlin.
Nick Tepesch got his first loss of the season his last time out and that lowered his record to 2 - 1 with a 4.43 ERA. It wasn’t pretty for Tepesch as he surrendered 5 runs on 7 hits (including 2 homers) in just 2 innings. He walked 2 batters while striking out 1. Tepesch’s ERA rose nearly 2 runs in the blowout loss. Last season, Tepesch was 4- 6 with a 4.84 ERA in 17 starts and 2 relief appearances during his rookie campaign.
In 2013, Tepesch lost his only start against the Indians after allowing 5 runs on 8 hits (including 2 home runs) in 5 innings. He has only faced 6 of the current Indians and they are batting .500 with 7 hits, 2 homers and 4 RBIs in 14 at-bats.
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 29-25-5 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)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
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 Cleveland
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