Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox 8/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/15/2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014 2014
Fenway Park in Boston
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Brad Peacock (3-8), who has lost three of his last four outings, will be on the mound for the Houston Astros when they face Rubby De La Rosa (4-4) and the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Brad Peacock pitched five good innings against the Minnesota Twins on Monday, but he had to settle for a no decision. He allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits in that outing while walking one batter and striking out five. He still has a very high 5.25 ERA on the season and he has given up 105 hits in 97.2 innings.
Red Sox new outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has three hits in his nine at-bats versus Peacock with two home runs and five RBI. Mike Napoli is 0-for-2 against him with a walk.
Rubby De La Rosa made his 11th start of the season on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels and came away with his fourth win. He pitched seven innings in that game and allowed just one earned run on five base hits while striking out eight and walking three. He currently owns a 3.21 ERA and he has struck out 48 batters in 67.1 innings this season.
Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has one hit in three at-bats against De La Rosa with a walk and an RBI. Catcher Carlos Corporan is 0-for-3 against him with no walks and two strikeouts.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 58-60-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.8
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 48-67-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
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 RF Yoenis Cespedes Hand 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)
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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