Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels 8/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/28/2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim
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Left-hander Jon Lester (13-8), who has a 2.60 ERA in five starts since being trade to the Oakland Athletics, will take on Jered Weaver (14-7) and the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Last week, Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings against the Los Angeles Angels, but all he got out of that start was a no decision. He allowed one run on five base hits in that start while walking one batter and striking out seven. Lester now has an excellent 2.53 ERA on the year and he has struck out 181 hitters in 177.2 innings of work.
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is 7-for-27 against Lester in his career with a home run and three RBI. Gordon Beckham is just 2-for-18 against him with two walks and six strikeouts.
Jered Weaver gave up three runs in 6.2 innings against the Oakland Athletics on the road on Sunday and picked up his 14th win of the season. He allowed eight hits in that game while walking no one and striking out eight. Weaver has given up just 161 hits in 174.1 innings this year and now has a 3.72 ERA.
A's infielder Alberto Callaspo has six hits in his 16 at-bats versus Weaver in his career with a double, a triple, a home run and three RBI. All-Star Josh Donaldson is just 1-for-11 against him with two RBI and one strikeout.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 65-57-9 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.3
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 63-63-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
08/25/14 C John Jaso Concussion out indefinitely
08/24/14 P Sean Doolittle Ribs 15-day DL (8/24)
08/15/14 SS Jed Lowrie Finger 15-day DL (8/14)
08/03/14 2B Nick Punto Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 60-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
Los Angeles Angels
08/22/14 P Garrett Richards Knee 60-day DL (8/21), out for season
08/03/14 P Joe Thatcher Ankle 15-day DL (8/3)
08/01/14 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm 60-day DL (7/31), out for season
07/24/14 2B Grant Green Back 15-day DL (7/20)
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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