St Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/26/2014
Friday, June 27, 2014, 9:10 PM on FSMW, SNLA
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
St Louis Cardinals - Martinez, C (1-3) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Ryu, H (9-3)
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22-year-old Carlos Martinez will be making his third start of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night when they face Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Over the weekend, Carlos Martinez won for the first time this season by beating the Philadelphia Phillies at home. He pitched five decent innings in that game and allowed three runs on just three hits while walking one and striking out five. In 43.2 innings both as a starter and as a bullpen arm, Martinez has struck out 36 batters and has only given up two home runs.
Veteran A.J. Ellis has gone up against Martinez four times and has a home run, a walk and three RBI. Outfielder Yasiel Puig is 2-for-3 against him with no strikeouts.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was able to pick up his second win in a row and his ninth win overall on Sunday by defeating the San Diego Padres on the road. He pitched six strong innings in that game and allowed just one run on four hits and struck out two while walking just one. Ryu is now 9-3 this year and has a very good 3.06 ERA.
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has two singles in three at-bats against Ryu with no strikeouts. None of the current Cardinals have been able to hit a home run off of the left-hander yet.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 30-42-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.4
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 39-36-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
06/25/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (6/24)
06/25/14 P Shelby Miller Back left last start, probable Sunday vs. LA Dodgers
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 60-day DL (4/17)
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/24/14 SS Hanley Ramirez Shoulder questionable
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL (5/21)
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
05/21/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (5/20)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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