Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 8/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/26/2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Wednesday night, Drew Smyly (8 – 10, 3.42 ERA) will take the hill for the Tampa Bay Rays as they face Kevin Gausman (7 – 5, 3.81 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles. Smyly makes his 23rd start and 26th appearance as Gausman makes his 15th start.
Drew Smyly tuned in one of his best performances of the season in his last outing and he got the win for his efforts. In a complete game shutout, Smyly surrendered just 2 hits while striking out 4 without allowing a single walk. Since joining the Rays from Detroit, Smyly has gone 2 -1 in 4 starts even though he has pitched well in all 4 outings. Overall, Smyly is 4 -4 in his last 10 appearances. In 2013, Smyly was 6-0-2 with a 2.37 EAR in 63 relief appearances for the Detroit Tigers.
Last season, Smyly had a save in his 2 appearances against the Orioles. This season, he is 1 - 0 in a start and a relief appearance against Baltimore.
Kevin Gausman took the loss his last time out after allowing 3 runs and 6 hits (including 2 homers) in 5 innings of work. He didn’t issue any walks while striking out 7. Gausman hasn’t been able to get in a groove and his 4 – 4 record in his last 10 stars is slightly misleading because he has had issues with his control. Last season, Gausman made 5 starts and 15 relief appearances en route to a 3 – 5 record and a 5.66 ERA.
During his rookie season in 2013, Gausman was 0 – 1 with a 13.50 ERA in a start and a relief appearance against Tampa Bay. This season, he is 1 – 1 against the Rays.
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Baltimore
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