Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels 8/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/5/2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 10:05 PM on SNLA, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Los Angeles Dodgers - Haren, D (8-9) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Shoemaker, M (9-3)
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Veteran right-hander Dan Haren (8-9) will try to snap his five-game losing skid when the Los Angeles Dodgers go up against Matt Shoemaker (9-3) and the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Last Friday, Dan Haren could only make it through 4.1 innings against the Chicago Cubs and ended up losing for the ninth time this season. He gave up a season-high seven runs in that outing and walked two batters while striking out three. In 126.2 innings this year, he has given up 142 hits and 22 home runs while striking out 95.
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has six hits in 21 at-bats against Haren in his career with a double, a home run and three RBI. John McDonald is just 2-for-13 against the right-hander with a double and a strikeout.
Matt Shoemaker pitched five decent innings against the Tampa Bay Rays last Friday and came away with his ninth win of the season. He allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits in that start while walking no one and striking out one. He now has a 4.09 ERA on the season and he has struck out 78 batters in 81.1 innings on the mound.
The Dodgers will be going up against Shoemaker for the first time on Wednesday. They can expect to see his 91-92 mph fastball about 50 percent of the time in that game, but his best pitch this year has been his split-fingered fastball, which he throws about 20 percent of the time.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 55-49-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.8
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 51-54-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/03/14 P Joe Thatcher Ankle 15-day DL
08/01/14 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm 15-day DL (7/31)
07/24/14 2B Grant Green Back 15-day DL (7/20)
07/13/14 CF Collin Cowgill Thumb 15-day DL (7/12)
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)
Los Angeles Angels
08/03/14 C A.J. Ellis Knee questiuonable
08/03/14 P Paul Maholm Knee 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
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)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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