Detroit Tigers at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/22/2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 3:40 PM on FSDT, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Detroit Tigers - Sanchez, A (6-4) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Cahill, T (1-6)
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Wednesday afternoon, Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for the Detroit Tigers as they take on Trevor Cahill and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Sanchez makes his 18 th start as Cahill makes his 6th start and 21st appearance.
Anibal Sanchez took the loss his last time out and that lowered his record to 6 -4 with a 3.22 ERA. In the defeat, Sanchez gave up 4 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 7. Sanchez has been both brilliant and shaky in his last few starts. It will be tough for him to match his results from last season when he posted a record of 14 - 8 with an ERA of 2.57 in 29 starts.
In 2013, Sanchez didn't face the Diamondbacks but he has seen many of their hitters in the past. Arizona is batting .359 against Sanchez with 28 hits, 2 home runs and 10 RBIs in 78 at-bats.
Trevor Cahill didn't factor into the decision in his last outing and that held his record 1 - 6 with a 5.63 ERA. In that start, Cahill allowed 3 runs and 4 hits (including a home run) in 5 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 3. Cahill hadn't started a game since mid April and had just been recalled from Arizona's Triple-A affiliate in Reno. He has yet to win a game as a starter this season in the Majors but he is 2 - 3 with an ERA of 4.45 in 7 starts in the Minors.
In 2013, Cahill made 25 starts and a relief appearance for the Diamondbacks en route to an 8 - 10 record and a 3.99 ERA. He didn't face Detroit but he has seen many of the Tigers before. Detroit is batting just .221 against Cahill with 23 hits, 2 homers and 5 RBIs in 104 at-bats.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 49-41-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 44-50-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
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 60-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
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
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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