Los Angeles Dodgers at St Louis Cardinals 7/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/19/2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 8:05 PM on ESPN
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Los Angeles Dodgers - Kershaw, C (11-2) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Martinez, C (2-4)
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On Sunday night, ERA leader Clayton Kershaw will be going for an unbelievable nine wins in a row when the Los Angeles Dodgers go up against Carlos Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals.
In his last start, Clayton Kershaw pitched his third complete game of the season when he beat the San Diego Padres at home. He allowed just one run on three hits in those nine innings of work, and he struck out 11 batters while walking just one. Kershaw is now 11-2 on the year with a fantastic 1.78 ERA and he has struck out 126 batters in 96.1 innings.
Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig has five hits in his 19 at-bats against Kershaw with a home run and five RBI. Jon Jay is just 1-for-7 against him with a double and four strikeouts.
Second-year starter Carlos Martinez only made it through four innings against the Milwaukee Brewers last Sunday and ended up suffering his fourth loss of the year. He allowed four runs on seven hits in that outing while walking three and striking out five. He is now 2-4 on the year, but he has only given up four home runs in 63 innings.
Dodgers veteran A.J. Ellis has two hits in his four at-bats against Martinez with two walks, a home run and three RBI.
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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