Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/28/2014
Thursday, May 29, 10:10 PM on ROOT, SNLA
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Pittsburgh Pirates - Cole, G (4-3) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Haren, D (5-3)
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Young right-hander Gerrit Cole will be on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night and will go up against Dan Haren and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
23-year-old Gerrit Cole ended up with a no decision after going six innings against the Washington Nationals last weekend. He pitched six innings in that game and gave up two earned runs on five hits while walking three and striking out seven. He has now pitched 64.2 innings this year and has struck out 60 batters while walking just 21.
Andre Ethier has shown that he can hit Cole in his three at-bats against the right-hander by getting two hits against him with two RBI. Right fielder Yasiel Puig has gotten a hit in all three of his at-bats against Cole.
Dan Haren lost for the second straight start when he was beaten by the Philadelphia Phillies on the road last Saturday. He pitched six innings in that start and allowed five runs (two earned) on six hits while walking two and striking out seven. He still has a solid 3.16 ERA on the year and he has given up just six home runs through 62.2 innings.
Pirates catcher Russell Martin has struggled mightily against Haren in his career, going just 8-for-41 with 10 strikeouts against him. Reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen is 4-for-9 against Haren with a double, two home runs and four RBI.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 20-24-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.4
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 27-22-3 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
05/26/14 C A.J. Ellis Ankle 15-day DL (5/25)
05/26/14 SS Hanley Ramirez Calf questionable
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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