Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels 7/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/26/2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 3:35 PM on FSDT, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Detroit Tigers - Porcello, R (12-5) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Santiago, H (2-7)
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Sunday afternoon, Rick Porcello takes the hill for the Detroit Tigers as they face Hector Santiago and the Los Angeles Angels. Porcello makes his 20 th start as Santiago makes his 14th start and 18th appearance.
Rick Porcello didn't get the decision in his last outing and that held his record at 12 - 5 with a 3.42 ERA. His last time out, Porcello surrendered 3 runs and 5 hits (including a home run) in 7 innings of work. He struck out 5 without issuing any walks. Porcello is 4 - 1 in his last 5 starts and he is having one of the best years of his career. Last season, Porcello went 13 - 8 with an ERA of 4.32 in 29 starts and 3 relief appearances.
In 2013, Porcello was 0 - 2 with a 28.80 ERA in 2 starts against the Angels. This season, Porcello has fared better against the Angels and has a victory against them after holding Los Angeles to a run and 5 hits in 7 innings.
Hector Santiago pitched to a no-decision in his last start and will bring a 2 - 7 record and a 4.02 ERA into this start. In his last outing, Santiago threw 5 innings of shutout ball and allowed just 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2. Santiago picked up his first victories of the season in his previous 2 starts and he has allowed just 4 runs in his last 3 outings. In 2013, Santiago was 4 - 9 with a 3.56 ERA in 23 starts and 11 relief appearances for the Chicago White Sox.
Last season, Santiago was 0 - 2 with a 3.00 ERA in 3 starts against the Tigers. Earlier this season, Santiago lost to the Tigers after giving up 2 runs and 2 hits in 5.2 innings of work.
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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