Houston Astros at Texas Rangers 7/8/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/7/2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:05 PM on CSNH, FSSW
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Houston Astros - Peacock, B (2-5) vs. Texas Rangers - Martinez, N (1-6)
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On Tuesday night, Brad Peacock will attempt to win just his third game of the year when he and the Houston Astros take on rookie Nick Martinez and the Texas Rangers.
Last week, Brad Peacock gave up four runs to the Seattle Mariners in 5.1 innings of work and ended up taking his fifth loss of the season. He allowed six hits in that outing and struck out six batters while walking two. On the year, Peacock is now 2-5 with a 4.38 ERA and he has struck out 69 batters in 78 innings.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has three hits in his seven at-bats against Peacock with two home runs and three RBI. Veteran outfielder Alex Rios has just one hit in nine at-bats against him with four strikeouts.
Nick Martinez made his 16th start of the year last Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles on the road and ended up suffering his sixth loss. He went five innings in that game and gave up eight runs (six earned) on seven hits while collecting just one strikeout. He now has a 1-6 record and he has already given up 82 hits in 67 innings on the mound.
The Astros are one of the teams that Martinez has already faced, but both of his outings against them were out of the bullpen. Matt Dominguez is 2-for-2 against him with an RBI.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 40-47-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -1
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 44-38-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is -0.9
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)
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)
06/11/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (6/11)
06/10/14 1B Mitch Moreland Ankle 15-day DL (6/8)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 15-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 60-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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