Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/1/2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:10 PM on ROOT, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh Pirates - Worley, V (4-1) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Anderson, C (6-4)
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On Saturday night, Vance Worley (4-1) will be going for his third straight win when the Pittsburgh Pirates face Chase Anderson (6-4) and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
On Monday, Vance Worley was able to pitch his first shutout of the season when he beat the San Francisco Giants on the road. In that game, he gave up just four hits and walked one while striking out three. His ERA for the Pirates is now down to a solid 2.54 through eight starts and he has only walked eight batters in 49.2 innings of work.
The only player on the Diamondbacks who has hit a home run off of Worley is David Peralta, who is 1-for-3 against him with two RBI. Catcher Miguel Montero is just 1-for-6 against him with a walk and a strikeout.
Rookie Chase Anderson pitched very well in his start against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, but all he could get out of that game was a no decision. He allowed just one earned run in seven innings that day and struck out eight batters while walking two. He now has a 3.34 ERA on the season and he has struck out 60 batters in 67.1 innings on the mound.
Pirates rookie outfielder Gregory Polanco was 2-for-2 against Anderson earlier this season with a double, a home run and two RBI. Andrew McCutchen was 1-for-2 against him with a walk and a strikeout.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 47-53-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 49-54-5 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), has retired
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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