Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/15/2014
Friday, May 16, 7:05 PM on CSCA, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Oakland Athletics - Gray, S (4-1) vs. Cleveland Indians - McAllister, Z (3-3)
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Friday night, Sonny Gray gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics as they face Zach McAllister and the Cleveland Indians. Both pitchers will be making their 8th starts of the season.
Sonny Gray pitched to his 2nd straight no decision in his last start and coming into this start, his record stands at 4 – 1 with an ERA of 2.17. The last time out, Gray allowed 3 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) in 7 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 3. In 2013, Gray went 5 - 3 with an ERA of 2.67 in 10 starts and 2 relief appearances during his rookie season.
Last season, Gray didn’t face the Indians but he did pitch against them in his first start of the year. In that outing, Gray pitched 6 scoreless innings and allowed just 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. But he didn’t get the decision.
Zach McAllister comes into this one with a 3 – 3 record and an ERA of 3.89 after losing his last start. In that outing, McAllister was lit up for 5 runs on 8 hits in just 4.1 innings. He issued a walk and struck out 2. Last season, McAllister was 9 - 9 with a 3.75 ERA in 24 starts.
In 2013, McAllister won his only start against the A’s after pitching 7.2 scoreless innings and allowing just 5 hits. This season, McAllister made his first start of the year against the A’s and pitched to a no decision after giving up 3 runs on 6 hits in 4 innings.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 21-17-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.8
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 19-18-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
05/11/14 CF Coco Crisp Neck out indefinitely
05/09/14 P Ryan Cook Forearm 15-day DL (5/9)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 15-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
05/05/14 1B Jason Giambi Calf 15-day DL (5/4)
05/02/14 2B Jason Kipnis Abdominal 15-day DL (4/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Oakland
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