Los Angeles Dodgers at Detroit Tigers 7/8/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/7/2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:08 PM on SNLA, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Los Angeles Dodgers - Ryu, H (9-4) vs. Detroit Tigers - Verlander, J (7-7)
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Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers will send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound as they take on the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander. Ryu makes his 17 th start as Verlander makes his 19th.
Hyun-Jin Ryu didn't get the decision in his last outing and that kept his record at 9 - 4 with a 3.08 ERA. In that start, Ryu went 7 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits (including a home run). He struck out 8 without issuing a single walk. Ryu is having a decent season and should come close to matching, if not bettering, 2013's results when he was 14 - 8 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts.
During his rookie campaign last season, Ryu didn't face the Tigers and he has no experience against anyone in the Detroit lineup. But Ryu is pitching well and with the help of a good scouting report, he could be successful in his next start.
Justin Verlander evened his record at 7 - 7 with a 4.71 ERA after getting the win his last time out. In the victory, Verlander surrendered 2 runs (on 2 solo homers) and 9 hits in 6 innings of work. He didn't issue any walks as he struck out 4. Before that win, Verlander hadn't claimed a victory in over a month. There is still a chance for him to match his win total from 2013 when he posted a record of 13 - 12 with a 3.46 ERA in 34 starts.
Last season, Verlander didn't face the Dodgers but he has faced a few of the Los Angeles hitters before. The 6 Dodgers that have faced Verlander before are batting .208 with 21 hits, a homer and 5 RBIs in 101 at-bats.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 44-43-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.7
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 46-34-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/06/14 3B Erisbel Arruebarrena Hip 15-day DL (7/5)
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL (5/21)
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
07/07/14 DH Victor Martinez Side questionable
07/07/14 P Pat McCoy Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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