Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/20/2014
Monday, July 21, 2014, 7:05 PM on SNLA, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Los Angeles Dodgers - Ryu, H (10-5) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Volquez, E (8-6)
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Monday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers will send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound to face the Pittsburgh Pirates and Edinson Volquez. Ryu makes his 19th start as Volquez makes his 19th start and 20th appearance.
Hyun-Jin Ryu got the win his last time out and that boosted his record to 10 - 5 with an ERA 3.44. In the victory, Ryu threw 6 innings of shutout ball and allowed just 2 hits without issuing a walk and striking out 10. Ryu is having a decent season and should be able to come close if not surpass his win total from 2013 when he went 14 - 8 with an ERA of 3.00.
Last season, Ryu won his only start against the Pirates behind a 6.1 inning effort where he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. This season, Ryu beat the Pirates after holding them to 2 runs on 10 hits in 6 innings of work.
Edinson Volquez picked up his 4th straight victory in his last start and that took his record to 8 - 6 with a 3.65 ERA. In the win, Volquez pitched a complete game and held the opposition to a run on 6 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 5. Volquez is 5 - 1 in his last 6 starts and is already in line to post better results than he did last season when he was 9 - 12 with a 5.71 ERA in 32 starts and a relief appearance with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.
In 2013, Volquez lost his only start against his former team after allowing 5 runs on just 2 hits (including a homer) in 5.2 innings of work. This season, he beat the Dodgers after giving up 2 runs and 5 hits (including a homer) in 5 innings of work.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 46-47-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.5
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-45-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/11/14 SS Hanley Ramirez Shoulder out indefinitely
07/08/14 P Josh Beckett Hip 15-day DL (7/7)
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)
07/08/14 P Gerrit Cole Side 15-day DL (7/5)
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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