Los Angeles Dodgers at Detroit Tigers 7/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/8/2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 1:08 PM on SNLA, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Los Angeles Dodgers - Greinke, Z (11-4) vs. Detroit Tigers - Scherzer, M (10-3)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers will give the ball to Zack Greinke as they square off against the Detroit Tigers and Max Scherzer. Both pitchers will be making their 19th starts of the season.
Zack Greinke won his 2nd straight in his last start and that boosted his record to 11 - 4 with a 2.66 ERA. In the win, Greinke surrendered just 2 runs on 9 hits in 8 innings of work. He walked 2 while striking out 8. Greinke has been masterful this season and he should be able to match his win total from 2013 when he posted a record of 15 - 4 with a 2.63 ERA in 28 starts.
Last season, Greinke didn't face the Tigers but he has seen many of their hitters in the past. Detroit's Torii Hunter is batting .273 against Greinke with 3 homers and 8 RBIs.
Max Scherzer comes into this one with a 10 - 3 record and a 3.47 ERA after winning his last start. In the victory, Scherzer gave up just a run on 2 hits in 8 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 7. Scherzer has only allowed 4 runs in his last 3 starts, while racking up 28 strikeouts. But it will be tough for him to match his results from 2013 when he was 21 - 3 with a 2.90 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Scherzer didn't face the Dodgers but he has a start against them this season. In that outing, Scherzer pitched to a no-decision despite allowing just 2 runs on 8 hits (including a homer) in 7 innings of work.
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
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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