Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/14/2014
Tuesday, April 15, 8:10 PM on FSKC, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Kansas City - Ventura, Y (0-0) vs. Houston - Harrell, L (0-2)
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22-year-old Yordano Ventura will be making his second start of the season for the Kansas City Royals when they go up against Lucas Harrell and the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Yordano Ventura had a great start to his season, but he wasn't able to get a decision against the Rays as the Royals ended up losing 1-0. Ventura did his part, though, by not giving up any runs in six innings of work. He also struck out six and walked none to finish off his first start of the year.
No one in the Astros' lineup has faced Ventura before, but they can look forward to a 98 mph fastball and a change-up that sits right around 90 mph.
In his second start of the season, Lucas Harrell had a better start than in his first outing, but he still wasn't able to get out of the fifth inning. He gave up seven hits and four earned runs in 4.1 innings pitched while striking out two and walking three. He now has an 11.05 ERA on the season.
One player on the Royals that Harrell will be fearing is Billy Butler, who has two hits in five at-bats against the righty with a home run and three RBI. Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante has also had success against Harrell, getting five hits in six at-bats with an RBI.
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 4-6-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City is -1.3
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 6-7-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston is -1.6
Injuries to Watch
04/09/14 P Francisley Bueno Finger 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/14 P Tim Collins Elbow 15-day DL (4/7)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 15-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas City
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