Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/5/2014
Friday, June 6, 6:05 PM on CSCA, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Oakland Athletics - Milone, T (3-3) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Chen, W (6-2)
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Friday night, Tommy Milone gets the call for the Oakland Athletics as they take on Wei-Yin Chen and the Baltimore Orioles. It will be Milone’s 11th start and Chen’s 12th.
Tommy Milone pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and he comes into this start with a 3 – 3 record and an ERA of 3.60. In that start, Milone allowed just 3 runs on 9 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings of work. He walked 1 while striking out 3. Milone is putting together some solid starts and he should be able to equal or match last season’s record of 12 - 9 with an ERA of 4.14 in 26 starts and 2 relief appearances.
In 2013, Milone lost his only start against the Orioles after allowing just a run on 6 hits in 6.2 innings. The Baltimore lineup has done well against Milone with a collective .293 average, 17 hits, 2 homers and 5 RBIs in 58 at-bats.
Wei-Yin Chen took his record to 6 – 2 with an ERA of 4.26 after getting the win his last time out. In that start, Chen gave up just a run on 4 hits with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Even though Chen has cooled off from his hot start, he still can post better numbers than 2013’s when he went 7 – 7 with a 4.07 ERA in 23 starts.
Last season, Chen won his only start against the A’s after pitching 8 shutout innings and allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. Overall, Chen has been able to handle the Oakland lineup, holding them to a .233 average with 10 hits and 3 RBIs in 43 at-bats.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 30-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 2
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 27-28-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0
Injuries to Watch
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
06/03/14 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)
Guy's Pick: Take Baltimore
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