Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels 7/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/25/2014
July 26, 2014, 9:05 PM on FSDT, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Detroit Tigers - Verlander, J (9-8) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Shoemaker, M (7-3)
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The Detroit Tigers will be taking on the Los Angeles Angels for the third time in their four game series. The Tigers will send Justin Verlander (9-8, 4.84 ERA) while the Angels will counter with Matt Shoemaker (7-3, 4.54 ERA).
Verlander will be looking for his fourth win in five games. In his last outing, Verlander faced the Arizona Diamondbacks and pitched 6.2 innings giving up three earned runs over six hits while striking out five and walking three. After not winning a game in June, Verland is 3-1 in July without pitching much better (5.04 ERA in July).
Verlander will want to be careful when facing Erick Aybar. Aybar is 9-for-27 in his career versus Verlander with two doubles and seven RBI. Mike Trout has only seen Verlander three times and has a homerun in those three at bats.
Shoemaker is coming off his third loss of the season when he faced the Orioles on Monday. He pitched 5.2 innings giving up four earned runs and five hits while striking out 10. Shoemaker's propensity to give up homeruns hurt him again as he gave up two in this game. He'll hope to turn it around when he faces the Tigers.
This will be the first time Shoemaker has faced the Tigers.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 52-42-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.5
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 52-44-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
07/24/14 LF J.D. Martinez Quad questionable
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
Los Angeles Angels
07/24/14 2B Grant Green Back 15-day DL (7/20)
07/13/14 CF Collin Cowgill Thumb 15-day DL (7/12)
07/10/14 P CJ Wilson Ankle 15-day DL (7/10)
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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