Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros 6/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 6/28/2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2:10 PM on FSDT, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Detroit Tigers - Smyly, D (4-6) vs. Houston Astros - Feldman, S (3-5)
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Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon and will be facing Houston Astros starter Scott Feldman.
Left-hander Drew Smyly gave up just one unearned run to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday and ended up coming away with his fourth win of the year. He gave up five hits in that game while walking one and striking out five. On the season, Smyly is 4-6 with a 3.19 ERA and he has been able to strike out 62 batters in 73.1 innings of work.
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has one hit in his three at-bats against Smyly with a double and two RBI. Rookie George Springer is 1-for-2 against him with a home run and a strikeout.
Last Tuesday, veteran Scott Feldman picked up his fifth loss of the year when he was beaten by the Atlanta Braves in Houston. He pitched six inning sin that start and allowed three runs on four hits while walking one and striking out five. He now has a 3-5 record this season and he has only been able to strike out 43 batter sin 72 innings of work.
Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter hasn't been able to get an extra-base hit against Feldman, but he does have a .429 batting average against him in 21 at-bats with five RBI. Miguel Cabrera is 9-for-13 against the big right-hander with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 40-31-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 35-42-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
06/25/14 P Ian Krol Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-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
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
06/16/14 P Josh Fields Forearm 15-day DL (6/15)
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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