Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/19/2014
Tuesday, May 20, 7:10 PM on CSCA, SUN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Oakland Athletics - Pomeranz, D (3-1) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Odorizzi, J (2-3)
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Tuesday night, the Oakland Athletics and Drew Pomeranz will face Jake Odorizzi and the Tampa Bay Rays. Pomeranz will be making his 3rd start and 12th appearance of the season as Odorizzi makes his 9th start.
Drew Pomeranz improved his record to 3 – 1 and dropped his ERA to 1.14 after getting the win in his last start. In that outing, Pomeranz pitched 5 innings of shutout ball and allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8. In his 2 starts, Pomeranz has yet to allow a run. Last season, Pomeranz went 0 – 4 with an ERA of 6.23 in 4 starts and 4 relief appearances for the Colorado Rockies.
In 2013, Pomeranz didn’t face the Rays and he has only seen two members of the Tampa Bay roster in his career. Logan Forsythe is 2 of 6 and Ryan Hanigan is 2 for 2 against the left-hander.
Jake Odorizzi took his record to 2 – 3 and lowered his ERA to 4.89 after an impressive start his last time out. In the outing, Odorizzi pitched 6 innings of shutout ball and allowed just a run and 2 walks while striking out 7. Odorizzi has 18 strikeouts in his last 11 innings. Last season, Odorizzi had 22 strikeouts as he went 0 – 1 with a save and a 3.94 ERA in 4 starts and 3 relief appearances.
In 2013, Odorizzi didn’t face the A’s and he has no experience against the Oakland lineup. But if he keeps up the strikeouts, he should have no problem at all.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 24-18-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 2.2
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 25-18-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/19/14 SS Jed Lowrie Neck questionable Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
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
Tampa Bay Rays
05/17/14 CF Desmond Jennings Personal on the bereavement list
05/15/14 2B Ben Zobrist Thumb 15-day DL (5/14)
04/13/14 P Alex Cobb Oblique 15-day DL (4/13)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 15-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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