New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/23/2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
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On Sunday afternoon, Kevin Correia (2-0) will try to win his third game in three starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they face veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon (11-10) and the New York Mets.
Kevin Correia won his second game in two starts for the Dodgers last week when he defeated the San Diego Padres at home. He pitched five innings in that start and allowed four runs on eight hits while walking one batter and striking out six. Overall this season, Correia is 7-13 with a 4.87 ERA and he has given up 169 hits in 140.1 innings on the mound.
Mets third baseman David Wright has 13 hits in 17 plate appearances against Correia with three doubles, three home runs and six RBI. Second baseman Daniel Murphy is 6-for-15 against him with an RBI and two strikeouts.
Bartolo Colon last made a start for the Mets on August 13 when he lost to the Washington Nationals on the road. In seven innings that day, Colon gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out eight batters and walking one. He now has a 3.85 ERA on the year and he has only walked 1.2 batters per nine innings, which leads the league.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is 6-for-18 against Colon in his career with two solo home runs and five strikeouts. Outfielder Carl Crawford is just 6-for-36 against him with a walk and nine strikeouts.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 56-58-14 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is -0.1
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 59-63-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
08/21/14 CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis Neck questionable
07/26/14 P Daisuke Matsuzaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/24)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/20/14 P Zack Greinke Elbow questionable
08/17/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (8/16)
08/16/14 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Hamstring 15-day DL (814)
08/07/14 P Josh Beckett Hip 15-day DL (8/4)
08/06/14 P Chris Perez Ankle 15-day DL (8/4)
08/06/14 P Paco Rodriguez Shoulder 15-day DL (8/4)
08/03/14 P Paul Maholm Knee 60-day DL (8/2), out for season
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 Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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