Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians 9/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/1/2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Progressive Field in Cleveland
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Tuesday night, Kyle Lobstein (0 - 0, 3.09 ERA) gets the call for the Detroit Tigers as they take on Carlos Carrasco (6-4-1, 3.01 ERA) and the Cleveland Indians. Lobstein will make his 2nd start and 3rd appearance as Carrasco makes his 9th start and 35th appearance.
Kyle Lobstein didn't get the decision in his last outing despite going 6 innings and allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits. He didn't strike out a single batter but he did issue a walk. With the need for a spot starter to eat up some innings, the Tigers had to bring up Lobstein from Triple-A Toledo. At Toledo this season, Lobstein had mixed results and posted a record of 9 - 11 with a 4.07 ERA in 25 starts and a relief appearance.
Lobstein has never faced the Indians before and will need to rely on the scouting report and the rest of the pitching staff to point him in the right direction as he looks for a way to beat Cleveland.
Carlos Carrasco turned in a solid performance his last time out and it earned him the victory. In the win, Carrasco allowed just a run on 4 hits in 6.2 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 7. In his last 3 starts, Carrasco has allowed just 2 runs and 3 walks while compiling a 3 - 0 record. He is 4 -1 in his last 10 appearances. Last season, Carrasco went 1 - 4 with a 6.75 ERA in 7 starts and 8 relief appearances.
In 2013, Carrasco was 0 - 2 with a 12.46 ERA in 2 starts and a relief appearance against the Tigers. He gave up 13 runs and 21 hits in 8.2 innings. This season, he is 1 - 0 in 4 relief appearances against Detroit.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 70-60-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.2
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 62-68-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
08/10/14 P Joakim Soria Oblique 15-day DL (8/10)
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
08/29/14 C Chris Gimenez Personal placed on paternity list
08/19/14 LF Ryan Raburn Wrist 15-day DL (8/18)
08/10/14 RF David Murphy Side 15-day DL (8/10)
08/10/14 1B Nick Swisher Knee 15-day DL (8/10); out for season
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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