Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/29/2014
Wednesday, April 30, 8:05 PM on CSCA, FSSW
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Oakland Athletics - Chavez, J (1-0) vs. Texas Rangers - Ross, R (1-1)
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Wednesday night, the Oakland Athletics will give the ball to Jesse Chavez as they face the Texas Rangers and Robbie Ross. It will be the 6th start for both pitchers.
Jesse Chavez has only factored in one decision this season but his 1 – 0 record and 2.32 ERA reflect how well he has pitched. And Oakland has won every game that he has started. In his last outing, Chavez took a beating though as he allowed 5 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. In 2013, Chavez went 2 – 4 with a save and a 3.92 ERA in 35 relief appearances.
Last season, Chavez worked out of the bullpen and didn’t start against the Rangers. But he did have a 0 - 1 record with an ERA of 6.52 in 6 appearances against the Rangers. Texas’ Prince Fielder only has 5 at-bats against Chavez but he has 3 hits (including a homer) and 2 RBIs against the right-hander.
Robbie Ross pitched a no decision in his last start that left his record at 1 – 1 but saw his ERA rise to 2.45. In that start, Ross gave up 2 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings without issuing a walk and striking out 5. Last season, Ross made 65 appearances out of the bullpen and compiled a record of 4 – 2 with an ERA of 3.03.
In 2013, Ross made 8 appearances against the A’s with an ERA of 7.11. Ross will have to watch out for Oakland’s Brandon Moss. Moss is a .375 hitter with 3 hits and 2 RBIs in 8 at-bats against the left-hander.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 13-12-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.5
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 13-11-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is 0
Injuries to Watch
04/27/14 LF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring questionable
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 15-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 15-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
04/27/14 LF Shin-Soo Choo Ankle questionable
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 15-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/08/14 P Joe Saunders Ankle 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 P Derek Holland Knee 60-day DL (3/3)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Texas
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