San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/9/2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:35 PM on FSSD, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
San Diego Padres - Ross, T (10-10) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Morton, C (5-10)
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Big right-hander Tyson Ross (10-10) will try to keep his four-game undefeated streak going when the San Diego Padres take on Charlie Morton (5-10) and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon.
On Sunday, Tyson Ross pitched six pretty good innings against the Atlanta Braves at home and came away with a no decision. He allowed two runs on five hits in that start and struck out seven batters while walking two. Ross has been solid for the Padres this year and currently has a very solid 2.62 ERA.
Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker both have been able to hit a home run off of Ross, but they are a combined 2-for-10 against him with three strikeouts. Catcher Russell Martin is 2-for-4 against him with two doubles and an RBI.
Charlie Morton had a good outing against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, but he had to settle for a no decision in a game the Marlins ended up winning 6-3. Morton went seven innings in that start and allowed just one run on six hits while walking four batters and striking out four. He currently has a 3.43 ERA on the season and he has only given up nine home runs in 144.1 innings.
Padres outfielder Seth Smith has four hits in eight at-bats against Morton with a home run and two RBI. Will Venable is 0-for-9 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 39-69-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.2
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 53-54-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
07/28/14 LF Carlos Quentin Knee 15-day DL (7/27)
07/23/14 CF Cameron Maybin Suspension has been suspended for 25 games
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 60-day DL (6/14)
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
08/07/14 2B Neil Walker Back questionable
08/05/14 3B Pedro Alvarez Personal placed on bereavement list
08/04/14 CF Andrew McCutchen Ribs out indefinitely
07/08/14 P Gerrit Cole Side 15-day DL (7/5)
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
Guy's Pick: Take San Diego
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