Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros 7/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/28/2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8:10 PM on CSCA, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Oakland Athletics - Samardzija, J (2-1) vs. Houston Astros - Feldman, S (4-8)
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All-Star Jeff Samardzija will making his fifth start for the Oakland Athletics when he faces four-game winner Scott Feldman and the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Last Thursday, Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings against the Houston Astros at home and picked up his fourth win of the season. In that game, he allowed one run on five base hits while striking out six hitters and walking no one. Samardzija is now 4-8 on the year, but he has a very good 2.80 ERA and he has only given up 119 hits in 138 innings.
Astros designated hitter Chris Carter has four hits in his six plate appearances versus Samardzija with two doubles, a home run and two RBI. Second baseman Jose Altuve is only 3-for-15 against him with two walks and five strikeouts.
Last Thursday, Scott Feldman lost his third game in a row and his eighth overall when he was defeated by the Oakland Athletics on the road. He went 5.1 innings in that start and gave up six runs on nine hits while walking a season-high five batters and striking out four. Feldman is now 4-8 with a 4.60 ERA this season and he has given up 10.1 hits per nine innings.
A's outfielder Coco Crisp has five hits in his 12 career at-bats against Feldman with a walk and three RBI. Jed Lowrie is 6-for-12 against him with two doubles and two RBI.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 50-47-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.6
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 49-53-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -1
Injuries to Watch
07/28/14 CF Coco Crisp Neck expected to miss series vs. Houston Astros
07/12/14 2B Alberto Callaspo Hamstring 15-day DL (7/11)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 15-day DL (6/23)
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 Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
07/23/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20)
07/12/14 P Collin McHugh Finger 15-day DL (7/7)
07/08/14 RF Alex Presley Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/01/14 CF Dexter Fowler Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 60-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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