Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/20/2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8:10 PM on SNLA, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
Los Angeles Dodgers - Beckett, J (4-4) vs. San Diego Padres - Ross, T (6-6)
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Los Angeles Dodgers starter Josh Beckett will look to keep his hot start to the season going on Saturday night when he faces off against Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres.
Veteran right-hander Josh Beckett lost for the fourth time this season when he was defeated by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. He went seven innings in that game and gave up three earned runs on five hits while striking out six and walking no one. On the season, Beckett is 4-4 with a fantastic 2.49 ERA and he has only given up 58 hits in 79.2 innings.
Will Venable is 1-for-3 against Beckett in his career and is the only player on the Padres who has been able to hit a home run off of him. Yonder Alonso is 2-for-5 against him with a double and no strikeouts.
On Monday, Tyson Ross had one of his worst starts of the season when the Seattle Mariners were able to score five runs against him in 5.2 innings of work. He gave up seven hits in that outing while striking out six and walking a season-high seven batters. Ross has been pretty good this season despite that loss, going 6-6 through 15 starts with a 3.27 ERA.
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has two hits against Ross in five at-bats, including one home run. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is 4-for-9 against him with a double and two RBI.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 37-33-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.5
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 23-45-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.9
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
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
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
05/21/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (5/20)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
San Diego Padres
06/19/14 1B Yonder Alonso Wrist out indefinitely
06/15/14 P Nick Vincent Shoulder 15-day DL (6/12)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 15-day DL (6/14)
06/06/14 2B Jedd Gyorko Foot 15-day DL (6/4)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 15-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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