Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels 7/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/4/2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 10:05 PM on CSNH, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Houston Astros - Feldman, S (4-5) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Santiago, H (0-7)
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Scott Feldman will be going for his fifth win of the season when he and the Houston Astros face winless Los Angeles Angels starter Hector Santiago on Saturday night.
Big right-hander Scott Feldman won his fourth game of the year on Sunday when he was able to defeat the Detroit Tigers at home. He pitched six innings in that outing and allowed just two runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking one. Feldman is now 4-5 this year and is only walking 2.4 batters per nine innings.
Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick is has 10 hits in his 22 at-bats against Feldman with a double, a home run and three RBI. Third baseman David Freese has just one hit in eight at-bats against Feldman, but he does have four RBI in their matchups.
Hector Santiago pitched four scoreless innings against the Kansas City Royals last Saturday, settling for the no decision in the process. He gave up just four hits in those four innings and struck out four batters while walking no one. On the year, Santiago has an 0-7 record with a 4.08 ERA, but he has struck out 47 batters in 53 innings.
Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez is 1-for-3 against Santiago with a double and three RBI. Second baseman Jose Altuve is 0-for-3 against the left-hander with no walks and a strikeout.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 38-45-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.8
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 45-33-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.7
Injuries to Watch
07/01/14 CF Dexter Fowler Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
06/16/14 P Josh Fields Forearm 15-day DL (6/15)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-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)
Los Angeles Angels
07/03/14 SS Hanley Ramirez Calf questionable
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL (5/21)
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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