Los Angeles Angels at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/14/2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:05 PM on ESPN, FSW, FSSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Los Angeles Angels - Santiago, H (0-6) vs. Atlanta Braves - Minor, M (2-4)
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Sunday night, the Los Angeles Angels will give the ball to Hector Santiago as they face the Atlanta Braves and Mike Minor. It will be Santiago’s 9th start and 11th appearance and Minor’s 9th start.
Hector Santiago pitched to a no-decision his last time out despite a solid outing. He surrendered just 3 hits and a walk while striking out 8 in 6 scoreless innings of work. Coming into this start, Santiago brings a 0 – 6 record with a 4.15 ERA but he hasn’t been as bad as his record indicates. He has split this season between Triple-A Salt Lake and the big league club but last season in the Majors he went 4 – 9 with a 3.56 ERA in 23 starts and 11 relief appearances for the Chicago White Sox.
In 2013, Santiago didn’t pitch against the Braves and he has only opposed 2 of their hitters in the past. Gerald Laird is 0 for 1 against Santiago while Ryan Doumit is 3 for 6 with an RBI.
Mike Minor was lit up in his last outing and he was lucky to escape with a no-decision that kept his record at 2- 4 as his ERA shot up over a full run to 4.31. In that start, Minor was torched for 8 runs and 11 hits (including a home run) in just 4 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 3. It was Minor’s worst outing of the season and the 2nd time that he surrendered 6 or more runs in less than 5 innings. Last season, Minor was solid en route to a 13 – 9 record with an ERA of 3.21 in 32 starts.
In 2013, Minor didn’t face the Angels and he has only pitched against 4 of their hitters in the past. Only 2 of them (Raul Ibanez and David Freese) have hits off of Minor.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 35-27-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.5
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 25-37-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
06/09/14 P Tyler Skaggs Hamstring 15-day DL (6/9)
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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