Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Angels 8/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/26/2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim
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Henderson Alvarez (10-5) will attempt to win his fifth consecutive start when he and the Miami Marlins face off against Hector Santiago (3-7) and the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Henderson Alvarez gave up four runs in six innings against the Colorado Rockies last week and got some help from his offense to get him the win. He allowed 10 hits in that outing while striking out five batters and walking no one. Alvarez now has a fantastic 2.57 ERA on the year and he has only given up 10 home runs in 150.2 innings on the mound.
Angels second baseman Gordon Beckham has three hits in 10 plate appearances against Alvarez with a double and zero strikeouts. First baseman Albert Pujols is hitless against him in seven at-bats with one strikeout.
Lefty Hector Santiago had a pretty good start against the Oakland Athletics last week and ended up with a no decision. He pitched five innings in that start and gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits while walking two batters and striking out five. Santiago has no wins this month despite having a 2.01 ERA in four starts.
Marlins catcher Jeff Baker has no hits in four at-bats against Santiago in his career with one walk and three strikeouts. Jeff Mathis is 1-for-2 against him in his career with a double.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 70-51-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 62-62-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
08/07/14 P Dan Jennings Concussion 15-day DL (8/22)
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 15-day DL (7/14)
07/05/14 2B Derek Dietrich Wrist 15-day DL (7/2)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
Los Angeles Angels
08/22/14 P Garrett Richards Knee 60-day DL (8/21), out for season
08/03/14 P Joe Thatcher Ankle 15-day DL (8/3)
08/01/14 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm 60-day DL (7/31), out for season
07/24/14 2B Grant Green Back 15-day DL (7/20)
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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