Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 8/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/25/2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Tuesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays will send Alex Cobb (9 – 6, 3.01 ERA) to the hill to face the Baltimore Orioles and Wei-Yin Chen (13 – 4, 3.76 ERA). Cobb will make his 21st start as Chen makes his 25th.
Alex Cobb notched yet another victory in his last start. He hurled 7 innings of shutout ball and surrendered just 2 hits and 2 walks as he struck out 6. Cobb has become a force on the hill for the Rays in recent weeks. He hasn’t registered a loss since late June and is a stellar 7 - 0 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Cobb was just as effective as he posted an 11 – 3 record with a 2.76 ERA in 22 starts.
Last season, Cobb was a perfect 2 – 0 with a 1.26 ERA in 2 starts against the Orioles. This season, he is 1 - 1 in 2 outings against Baltimore.
Wei-Yin Chen continued his string of solid starts by posting another win in his last outing. In that victory, Chen allowed 3 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) in 7.1 innings. He struck out 7 while walking just 1. Even though Chen seems to allow 3 or more runs in each start, he finds ways to keep those runs from hurting him. In his last 10 outings, Chen has compiled a 6 – 2 record. Last season, he finished the year with a 7 – 7 record and a 4.07 ERA in 23 starts.
In 2013, Chen was 1 – 0 with a 3.18 ERA in 3 starts against the Rays. This season, he is 1 - 1 against Tampa Bay in 3 starts.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 58-65-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0.2
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 55-70-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
07/18/14 C Ryan Hanigan Oblique 15-day DL (7/9)
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 60-day DL (6/22), out for season
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 15-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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