Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/21/2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:05 PM on SNLA, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Los Angeles Dodgers - Beckett, J (6-5) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Worley, V (2-1)
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Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers will take the field behind Josh Beckett as they square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Vance Worley. Beckett makes his 18th start as Worley makes his 6th start and 7th appearance.
Josh Beckett got the win in his last outing and that took his record to 6 - 5 with a 2.26 ERA. In that victory, Beckett threw 5 shutout innings and allowed just 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2 batters. Beckett is reportedly suffering from a torn labrum and 2 cysts in his hip, but he expects to pitch through those injuries for the rest of the season. Last season, Beckett went 0 -5 with a 5.19 ERA in 8 starts.
In 2013, Beckett didn't face the Pirates but he has a start against them this season. In that outing, Beckett took the loss after allowing just 2 runs and 5 hits (including a home run) in 5 innings of work.
Vance Worley didn't factor in the decision his last time out and that held his record at 2 - 1 with a 3.38 ERA. In his last outing, Worley allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) in just 2 innings of work. Worley has only been back in the Majors a little over a month and has shown some decent stuff to help a Pittsburgh rotation that was in need of an extra arm. Last season, Worley posted a record of 1 - 5 with a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts for the Minnesota Twins.
Last season, Worley didn't face the Dodgers and he has only faced 7 of the Los Angeles hitters in the past. Justin Turner has the most experience against Worley, going 4 for 10 with 3 RBIs.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 47-49-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.5
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-47-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/20/14 SS Hanley Ramirez Hand questionable
07/20/14 RF Yasiel Puig Hand questionable
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)
07/20/14 LF Starling Marte Head questionable
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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