Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/11/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/10/2014
Monday, August 11, 2014, 7:05 PM on FSDT, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Detroit Tigers - Verlander, J (10-10) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Locke, J (3-3)
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Right-hander Justin Verlander (10-10) will attempt to go over .500 for the first time in a month when the Detroit Tigers go up against Jeff Locke (3-3) and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.
Justin Verlander had a good outing against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, but he ended up taking the loss after getting just one run from his offense. He allowed just two runs in his seven innings that day while walking one and striking out five. He now has a 4.57 ERA on the year and he has given up 167 hits in 157.2 innings.
Pirates catcher Russell Martin has six hits in 14 at-bats versus Verlander with a home run and two RBI. Andrew McCutchen has just two hits in 13 at-bats against the right-hander with two walks and three strikeouts.
Jeff Locke was able to pick up his first win in a month last Wednesday when he defeated the Miami Marlins at home. He pitched seven innings in that start and gave up three runs on six base hits while walking no one and striking out seven. He now has a 3.78 ERA on the year and he has struck out 56 batters in 81 innings.
Tigers All-Star Miguel Cabrera has two hits in his three at-bats against Locke with two doubles. J.D. Martinez has no hits in five plate appearances against Locke with three strikeouts.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 56-51-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 53-54-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
08/07/14 RF Torii Hunter Hand questionable
08/07/14 SS Eugenio Suarez Knee 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
08/07/14 2B Neil Walker Back questionable
08/05/14 3B Pedro Alvarez Personal placed on bereavement list
08/04/14 CF Andrew McCutchen Ribs out indefinitely
07/08/14 P Gerrit Cole Side 15-day DL (7/5)
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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