Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/8/2014
Friday, May 9, 7:05 PM on CSNH, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Houston Astros - Feldman, S (2-1) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Chen, W (3-2)
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Friday night, the Houston Astros will give the ball to Scott Feldman as they take on the Baltimore Orioles and Wei-Yin Chen. Feldman will make his 5th start as Chen makes his 7th.
Scott Feldman returns to the rotation after a bout with biceps tendinitis and will look to continue his solid start to the season. Feldman’s record fell to 2 – 1 and his ERA rose to just 1.69 after he lost his last start. In that outing, Feldman went 6 innings and allowed 5 runs on 9 hits with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Prior to that game, Feldman had only allowed 1 run in 3 starts. Last season, Feldman was 12 – 12 with an ERA of 3.86 in 30 starts with the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles.
In 2013, Feldman didn’t face his old team but he has faced the lineup before. Baltimore’s Delmon Young is 4 of 14 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs against Feldman.
Wei-Yin Chen took the loss in his last start after struggling mightily. His record fell to 3 - 2 with an ERA of 4.24 after giving up 3 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) with a walk and 5 strikeouts. Chen’s outing lasted just 5 innings after throwing 108 pitches. Last season, Chen was 7 – 7 with an ERA of 4.07 in 23 starts.
In 2013, Chen won his only start against the Astros with an ERA of 3.68. But he will need to watch out for Houston’s Jose Altuve. Altuve is 2 of 4 with 2 RBIs against Chen.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 16-16-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -1.9
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 14-15-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
04/21/14 P Scott Feldman Bicep 15-day DL (4/21)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day (3/21)
05/07/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow questionable
04/26/14 1B Chris Davis Oblique 15-day DL (4/26)
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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