Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/7/2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 12:35 PM on CSCA, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Oakland Athletics - Kazmir, S (6-2) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Jimenez, U (2-6)
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Sunday afternoon, Scott Kazmir gets the call for the Oakland Athletics as they square off against Ubaldo Jimenez and the Baltimore Orioles. Both pitchers will be making their 13th trips to the hill.
Scott Kazmir pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that left his record at 6 - 2 with an ERA of 2.40. Despite the lack of a decision, Kazmir pitched well and gave up just 2 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) in 6.1 innings of work. Kazmir walked 2 while striking out 10. His numbers this season give him a great shot at improving on last year’s numbers when he went 10 – 9 with a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts for the Cleveland Indians.
In 2013, Kazmir pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Orioles after allowing a run on a hit in 7 innings of work. But this time around, Kazmir would be wise to watch out for Nick Markakis. Markakis is batting .417 against Kazmir with 2 homers and 7 RBIS.
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched to his second straight no-decision in his last start and that held his record at 2- 6 with an ERA of 4.39. In 5.2 innings of work, Jimenez surrendered a run (on a solo homer) on 4 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. Jimenez would have to pitch spectacularly the rest of the season to have a chance at matching 2013’s results when he went 13 - 9 with a 3.30 ERA in 32 starts for the Cleveland Indians.
Last season, Jimenez was 2- 0 with a 2.38 ERA in 2 starts against the A’s. And overall he has pitched well against the A’s, holding them to a .215 average with 14 hits, 2 home runs and 6 RBIs in 65 at-bats.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 31-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 2.1
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 28-28-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0
Injuries to Watch
06/05/14 C Derek Norris Rest questionable
06/03/14 RF Josh Reddick Knee 15-day DL (6/1)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
06/05/14 P Bud Norris Forearm questionable
06/04/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Side questionableQ
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 15-day DL (6/2)
05/22/14 P Tommy Hunter Groin 15-day DL (5/20)
05/11/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11)
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
Josh's Pick: Take Oakland
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