Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/29/2014
Friday, May 30, 10:10 PM on ROOT, SNLA
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Pittsburgh Pirates - Liriano, F (0-5) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Beckett, J (3-1)
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Coming off of his first-career no-hitter, Josh Beckett will be taking the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday and will be going up against the winless Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It took veteran Josh Beckett 14 seasons to do it, but he was able to pitch his first no-no against the Philadelphia Phillies on the road on Sunday. In those nine innings of work, he walked three and struck out six to complete the milestone. The in lowered his ERA to 2.43 on the year and he has only given up 37 hits in 55.2 innings of work.
Pirates outfielder Travis Snider has done better against Beckett than any of his teammates by going 5-for-14 against him with a home run and two RBI. Catcher Russell Martin has just two hits against him in 12 career at-bats.
Francisco Liriano lost for the fifth time this year after giving up four runs in five innings against the Washington Nationals. He allowed six hits in that game and walked four while striking out five. Liriano is now 0-5 on the season with a 5.06 ERA, but he has struck out 58 batters in 58.3 innings.
Infielder Chone Figgins has four hits in 16 plate appearances against Liriano with a double and seven strikeouts. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is 1-for-2 with a walk against him in his career.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 20-25-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.5
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 28-22-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
05/04/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/27/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle questionable
05/26/14 C A.J. Ellis Ankle 15-day DL (5/25)
05/21/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (5/20)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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