San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves 7/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/24/2014
Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:35 PM on FSSD, FSSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
San Diego Padres - Despaigne, O (2-1) vs. Atlanta Braves - Wood, A (7-7)
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Friday evening, the San Diego Padres will put the ball in the hands of Odrisamer Despaigne as they square off against the Atlanta Braves and Alex Wood. Despaigne makes his 6th start as Wood makes his 13th start and 24th appearance.
Odrisamer Despaigne pitched to a no-decision in his last start and that held his record at 2 - 1 with a 1.31 ERA. It was a solid outing for Despaigne as he held the opposition to a run on 2 hits in 7.2 innings. He didn't issue any walks and struck out 3 batters. The rookie right-hander from Cuba has only allowed 5 runs in his 5 starts and has gone at least 6 innings every time he has taken the mound. With run support, Despaigne could have easily been undefeated up to this point. Prior to getting called up at the end of June, Despaigne was 1 -3 with a 6.03 ERA in 2 starts at Double-A San-Antonio and 5 starts at triple-A El Paso.
Even without experience against the Braves, Despaigne has a good chance of coming away with a victory if he continues pitching as well as he has so far.
Alex Wood evened his record at 7 -7 with a 3.24 ERA after getting the win in his last start. In the victory, Wood gave up just a run (on a solo homer) and 3 hits in 6 innings of work. He didn't issue any walks while striking out 8. Wood has turned in some gems as a starter and the Braves will be looking for more quality outings from him the rest of the way. Last season, Wood was 3 - 3 with a 3.13 ERA in 11 starts and 20 relief appearances.
In 2013, Wood pitched just an inning in relief against the Padres and didn't allow anything while striking out a batter. Only Yasmani Grandal has faced Wood and he struck out in his only at-bat against the lefty.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 30-65-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.5
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 41-55-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
07/23/14 CF Cameron Maybin Suspension has been suspended for 25 games
07/02/14 SS Everth Cabrera Hamstring 15-day DL (7/1)
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/19/14 1B Yonder Alonso Wrist 15-day DL (6/17)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 60-day DL (6/14)
06/06/14 2B Jedd Gyorko Foot 15-day DL (6/4)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
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
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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