Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox 8/15/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/14/2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
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On Friday night, Dallas Keuchel (10-8) will try to pick up his first win of August when he and the Houston Astros go up against Clay Buchholz (5-7) and the Boston Red Sox.
On Sunday, Dallas Keuchel gave up five runs in six innings to the Texas Rangers and ended up with the loss. He allowed six hits in that outing and struck out four batters while walking three. He now has a 3.07 ERA on the season and he has only given up a total of nine home runs in 149.1 innings of work.
Red Sox new outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has had more at-bats against Keuchel than any of his teammates and is 5-for-10 against him with a double and two strikeouts. David Ortiz is 1-for-1 against him with an RBI.
Right-hander Clay Buchholz pitched eight innings against the Los Angeles Angels on the road last weekend and ended up with a no decision. He gave up three runs on six base hits in that outing while walking two batters and striking out eight. He still has a very high 5.99 ERA on the season and he has given up 132 hits in 109.2 innings.
Astros catcher Jason Castro has two hits in five at-bats against Buchholz in his career with a walk and an RBI. All-Star Jose Altuve is just 1-for-8 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 58-59-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.8
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 47-67-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
08/13/14 C Jason Castro Rest questionable
08/03/14 1B Jesus Guzman Back 15-day DL (8/2)
07/29/14 P Josh Zeid Foot 15-day DL (7/25), out for season
07/23/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20)
07/08/14 RF Alex Presley Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 60-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)
Boston Red Sox
08/13/14 DH David Ortiz Rest is questionable
08/13/14 2B Dustin Pedroia Rest questionable
08/05/14 LF Allen Craig Ankle 15-day DL (8/2)
08/02/14 C David Ross Plantar Fasciitis 15-day DL (8/2)
08/01/14 RF Shane Victorino Back 15-day DL (7/30)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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