Los Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles 7/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/29/2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:05 PM on ESPN, FSW, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Los Angeles Angels - Richards, G (11-3) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Gausman, K (4-3)
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On Wednesday night, right-hander Garrett Richards (11-3) will get the start for the Los Angeles Angels when they face 23-year-old Kevin Gausman (4-3) and the Baltimore Orioles.
In his last start, Garrett Richards lost for the first time since May when he was beaten by the Detroit Tigers at home. The right-hander pitched six innings in that game and allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out five batters and walking two. He still has a fantastic 2.62 ERA on the year and he has only given up 98 hits in 137.1 innings.
Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty is 3-for-4 against Richards in his career with a walk, a home run and three RBI. Shortstop J.J. Hardy has just one hit in five at-bats against Richards with a walk.
Second-year starter Kevin Gausman pitched well against the Seattle Mariners on the road last week, but he has to settle for a no decision. He went 6.2 innings in that game and allowed one run on seven hits while walking three and striking out three. On the year, Gausman has a 3.67 ERA and he has only given up two home runs on 49 innings of work.
On Wednesday, the Angels' hitters will get to go up against Gausman for the first time. So far this season, he has held the right-handed hitters he has faced to a .672 OPS through 68 at-bats.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 52-47-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.9
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 45-57-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
07/24/14 2B Grant Green Back 15-day DL (7/20)
07/13/14 CF Collin Cowgill Thumb 15-day DL (7/12)
07/10/14 P CJ Wilson Ankle 15-day DL (7/10)
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)
07/11/14 P Ubaldo Jimenez Ankle 15-day DL (7/11)
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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