Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics 9/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/5/2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
O.co Coliseum in Oakland
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Saturday afternoon, the Houston Astros will take the field behind Scott Feldman (8 -10, 4.09 ERA) as they face the Oakland Athletics and Scott Kazmir (14 - 7, 3.39 ERA). Feldman will make his 26th start as Kazmir makes his 28th.
Scott Feldman got the victory his last time out after pitching a complete game shutout. Feldman was masterful over 9 innings as he surrendered just 3 hits and a walk while striking out 5. It was his 2nd complete game in less than a month. But even with the 2 shutouts, Feldman is just 4 - 5 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Feldman finished the year with a 12 - 12 record and a 3.86 ERA in 30 starts for the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago Cubs.
In 2013, Feldman got the win over the A's in his only start against them after holding Oakland to a run and 3 hits in 5 innings. This season, Feldman is 0 - 2 in 3 outings against the A's.
Scott Kazmir took his 2nd straight loss after getting torched in his last start. In just 1.1 innings of work, Kazmir was charged for 6 runs on 2 hits. He issued 4 walks without striking out a single batter. The last 2 starts have been particularly rough for Kazmir as he has allowed 13 runs and 12 hits in just 4.1 innings. In his last 10 starts, Kazmir is 5 - 4. In 2013, Kazmir was 10 - 9 with a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts for the Cleveland Indians.
Last season, Kazmir was 1 - 0 with a 5.23 ERA in 2 starts against the Astros. This season, Kazmir is 1 - 0 in 3 starts against Houston.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 66-71-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.6
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 68-62-9 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.1
Injuries to Watch
07/29/14 P Josh Zeid Foot 60-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)
09/01/14 CF Coco Crisp Neck out indefinitely
08/25/14 C John Jaso Concussion out indefinitely
08/24/14 P Sean Doolittle Ribs 15-day DL (8/24)
08/03/14 2B Nick Punto Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 60-day DL (6/23)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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