Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/31/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/30/2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:40 PM on ROOT, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh Pirates - Locke, J (2-2) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Collmenter, J (8-5)
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Left-hander Jeff Locke (2-2) will be looking to put his last outing behind him when he and the Pittsburgh Pirates face Josh Collmenter (8-5) and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
Jeff Locke pitched 6.2 innings against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, but he also gave up six earned runs and ended up taking the loss. He allowed 10 hits - including three home runs - in that start and walked three batters while striking out six. Despite that rough outing, Locke still has a pretty good 3.54 ERA and he has only walked 1.4 batters per nine innings.
Diamondbacks veteran Martin Prado only has two hits in eight at-bats versus Locke in his career, but he does have a home run and three RBI against him. Catcher Miguel Montero is 1-for-4 against Locke with an RBI and two strikeouts.
Josh Collmenter should have taken the loss against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, but he got some help from his offense and ended up with a no decision instead. Collmenter was only able to make it through 2.2 innings in that game and gave up six runs on 11 hits while striking out four and walking zero. His ERA is now up to 4.03 on the year and he has given up 120 hits in 114 innings.
Pirates first baseman Ike Davis has two hits in his four at-bats against Collmenter with a home run and two RBI.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 46-52-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 48-53-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
07/23/14 LF Starling Marte Concussion 7-day DL (7/23)
07/08/14 P Gerrit Cole Side 15-day DL (7/5)
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
07/23/14 LF Cody Ross Calf 15-day DL (7/22)
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/25/14 C Jordan Pacheco Shoulder 15-day DL (6/25)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9)
06/03/14 SS Cliff Pennington Thumb 15-day DL (6/2)
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 60-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona
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