Milwaukee Brewers at Tampa Bay Rays 7/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/28/2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:10 PM on FSWI, SUN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Milwaukee Brewers - Garza, M (7-7) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Cobb, A (6-6)
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Tuesday night, Matt Garza takes the hill for the Milwaukee Brewers as they square off against Alex Cobb and the Tampa Bay Rays. It will be Garza's 22 nd start and Cobb's 16th.
Matt Garza got the win in his last outing and that took his record to 7 - 7 with a 3.87 ERA. In the victory, Garza allowed just a run (on a solo homer) and 2 hits in 8 innings of work as he walked a batter and struck out 4. The win snapped a 2 game losing streak for Garza and boosted his record to 3 - 3 in his last 6 starts. Last season, Garza went 10 - 6 with a 3.82 ERA in 24 starts for the Texas Rangers and the Chicago Cubs.
In 2013, Garza took the loss in his only start against the Rays after getting touched up for 6 runs and 8 hits (including a homer) in just 4.1 innings. Overall, the Rays are batting .279 against Garza with 17 hits, a homer and 8 RBIs in 61 at-bats.
Alex Cobb evened his record at 6 - 6 with a 3.76 ERA after getting the victory his last time out. In that win, Cobb threw 7 innings of scoreless ball and allowed just 5 hits. He didn't issue any free passes as he struck out 10 batters. It was the best start of the year for Cob and it earned him his 4 th victory in 5 starts. In 2013, Cobb went 11 - 3 with a 2.76 ERA in 22 starts.
Cobb didn't face the Brewers last season and he has only opposed 2 of the Milwaukee hitters before. Mark Reynolds is 0 for 7 against Cobb with 5 strikeouts while Lyle Overbay is just 1 for 11 with 4 strikeouts.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 54-49-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 51-49-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0
Injuries to Watch
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 P Wei-Chung Wang Shoulder 15-day DL (7/9)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 15-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2)
Tampa Bay Rays
07/22/14 P Joel Peralta Virus 15-day DL (7/21)
07/18/14 C Ryan Hanigan Oblique 15-day DL (7/9)
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22), out for season
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 60-day DL (5/31)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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