Detroit Tigers at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/20/2014
Monday, July 21, 2014, 9:40 PM on FSDT, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Detroit Tigers - Verlander, J (8-8) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Nuno, V (0-1)
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On Monday, Justin Verlander will be hoping that he can pick up his ninth win of the year when the Detroit Tigers face Vidal Nuno and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Last Sunday, Justin Verlander gave up four runs in 6.1 innings against the Kansas City Royals on the road and ended up losing for the eighth time this season. He gave up six hits in that outing and walked one batter while striking out three. Verlander has not looked like himself this year, going 8-8 with a 4.88 ERA and he strikeout rate is far below his career numbers.
Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill has four hits in his 13 at-bats versus Verlander with two doubles and two RBI. Mark Trumbo is just 1-for-6 against the former Cy Young award winner with two strikeouts.
Vidal Nuno made his second start in a Diamondbacks' uniform last Sunday and ended up losing after giving up four runs in five innings. He allowed six hits in that start and walked one batter while striking out four. In 19 starts this season, Nuno is now 2-6 with a 5.10 ERA and he has struck out 7.1 batters per nine innings.
All of the Tigers will be facing Nuno for the first time on Monday night. Their left-handed hitters may have a tough time against him because he has held lefties to just a .231 batting average in 78 at-bats.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 45-49-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.2
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 43-49-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
07/11/14 RF Nolan Reimold Leg 15-day DL (7/11)
07/09/14 RF Cole Gillespie Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/09/14 1B Adam Lind Toe 15-day DL (7/8)
07/08/14 1B Edwin Encarnacion Quad 15-day DL (7/5)
06/23/14 3B Brett Lawrie Finger 15-day DL (6/22)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/25/14 C Jordan Pacheco Shoulder 15-day DL (6/25)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9)
06/03/14 SS Cliff Pennington Thumb 15-day DL (6/2)
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 60-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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