Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/10/2014
Friday, April 11, 9:40 PM on SNLA, FSN+
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Los Angeles - Ryu, H (1-1) vs. Arizona - McCarthy, B (0-1)
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Friday evening Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers will face Brandon McCarthy and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ryu will make his 4th start of the season as McCarthy makes his 3rd start.
Ryu is 1 – 1 so far this season but his last outing was a short one. He lasted only 2 innings as he surrendered 8 runs on 8 hits with 3 walks. Last season, the 27 year-old left-hander started 30 games, finishing with a 14 - 8 record and an ERA of 3.00.
In 2013, Ryu faced the Diamondbacks 5 times, compiling a record of 1 – 2 with an ERA of 4.65. In 31 innings against Arizona he gave up 16 runs on 36 hits while striking out 19 and walking 6. Ryu will be aware of Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt, who is batting .500 with a home run and 5 RBIs against him.
Brandon McCarthy will be looking to rebound from his last start that saw him give up 6 runs on 7 hits including 3 home runs. McCarthy has been around long enough to know that he can’t afford to have too many outings like that. If he doesn’t improve, he could see another season like 2013 when he went 5 – 11 in 22 starts and a 4.53 ERA.
Last season McCarthy had 2 starts against the Dodgers, earning a 1 - 0 record and a 4.38 ERA. He’s seen Carl Crawford 24 times, but Chone Figgins is batting .389 with 7 hits and 3 RBIs when facing McCarthy.
Los Angeles Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 5-5-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles is +0.2
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 8-3-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona is -2.0
Injuries to Watch
04/10/14 RF Yasiel Puig Thumb questionable Arizona Diamondbacks
04/09/14 C A.J. Ellis Knee 15-day DL (4/06)
04/02/14 P Brian Wilson Elbow 15-day DL (3/31)
03/29/14 P Clayton Kershaw Back 15-day DL (3/23)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 15-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 15-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P David Hernandez Elbow out for season
03/27/14 LF Cody Ross Hip 15-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 15-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL, out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona
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