Los Angeles Dodgers at St Louis Cardinals 7/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/18/2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 4:05 PM on FS1, SNLA, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Los Angeles Dodgers - Greinke, Z (11-5) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Kelly, J (1-1)
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Saturday afternoon, Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers will take on Joe Kelly and the St. Louis Cardinals. Greinke makes his 20th start as Kelly makes his 5th.
Zack Greinke lost his last outing and that lowered his record to 11 - 5 with a 2.73 ERA. In the loss, Greinke allowed 3 runs and 7 hits in 7 innings. He didn't issue any walks but he struck out 8. It was a decent start but the lack of run support might have doomed Greinke. He is well on pace to post better numbers than he did in 2013 when he went 15 - 4 with a 2.63 ERA in 28 starts.
Last season, Greinke won his only start against the Cardinals after allowing 2 runs on 8 hits in 6.1 innings. This season, Greinke beat St. Louis after holding them to a run on 4 hits in 7 innings.
Joe Kelly didn't get the decision in his last start and that held his record at 1 - 1 with a 3.44 ERA. The last time out, Kelly surrendered 6 runs on 7 hits in just 3 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 3. Kelly had some issues with his hamstring and that could have caused the less than stellar results. In 2013, Kelly was 10 - 5 with a 2.69 ERA in 15 starts and 22 relief appearances.
Last season, Kelly was 1 - 0 with a 3.24 ERA in a start and a relief appearance against the Dodgers. He will have to watch out for Adrian Gonzalez because Gonzalez is 4 of 7 with a home run and 3 RBIs when facing Kelly.
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
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 40-50-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
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)
St Louis Cardinals
07/10/14 C Yadier Molina Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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