Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 6/27/2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 4:05 PM on SUN, MAS2
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Tampa Bay Rays - Bedard (3-5, 4.25 ERA) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Chen (7-2, 3.84 ERA)
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Left-hander Erik Bedard will try to win just his fourth game of the season on Saturday afternoon when he and the Tampa Bay Rays face Wei-Yin Chen and the Baltimore Orioles.
On Sunday, Erik Bedard pitched 5.1 pretty good innings against the Houston Astros and ended up having to settle for the no decision. He allowed two earned runs in that outing on seven hits while walking one and matching his season-high in strikeouts with eight. Bedard is just 3-5 this season, but he has done a good job of keeping the ball in the ballpark by only giving up five home runs in 65.2 innings.
Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz has seven hits in his 23 at-bats against Bedard with a double, two home runs and four RBI. Delmon Young is just 2-for-21 against the lefty with eight strikeouts.
Wei-Yin Chen gave up three runs in his 5.2 innings of work against the Chicago White Sox on Monday and ended up coming away with a no decision. He allowed six hits in that outing and struck out three while walking two. Chen has an excellent 7-2 record this season despite giving up 97 hits in 89 innings.
Rays veteran Ben Zobrist has 10 hits in his 28 at-bats against Chen with a double, a home run and three RBI. Sean Rodriguez has hit a home run off of Chen, but he is just 2-for-17 against him overall.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 39-38-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.5
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 35-40-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
06/25/14 SS Yunel Escobar Shoulder questionable
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22)
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-day DL (5/31)
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)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
06/25/14 P Bud Norris Groin questionable
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-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)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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