Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/2/2014
Tuesday, June 3, 9:10 PM on ROOT, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
Pittsburgh Pirates - Cole, G (5-3) vs. San Diego Padres - Hahn, J (0-0)
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On Tuesday night, Gerrit Cole will be going for his sixth win of the season when the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the San Diego Padres, who are expected to give Jesse Hahn his first Major League start.
23-year-old Gerrit Cole won his fifth game of the season last week by pitching 6.1 innings and giving up three runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed six hits in that outing and walked two while striking out three. Cole has a higher strikeout rate this season than he did last year, but he is also walking more and giving up more hits.
No one on the Padres has been able to hit a home run off of Cole yet, but Chris Denorfia has shown that he can hit the young starter by going 3-for-5 with a double and a walk against him. Yonder Alonso is 2-for-3 against him in his career with two singles and two RBI.
Big right-hander Jesse Hahn has made seven starts and 10 total appearances in Double-A for the Padres this season. He has a 2-1 record this season in the minors and struck out 28 batters in 32.2 innings of work. The most impressive start for Hahn this season has been his ability to keep the ball in the ballpark by not giving up a single home run in any of his 10 appearances.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 22-27-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.6
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 19-34-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
05/04/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
San Diego Padres
06/01/14 CF Cameron Maybin Calf questionable
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 15-day DL (5/18)
05/17/14 P Andrew Cashner Elbow 15-day DL (5/15)
03/28/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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