Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/29/2014
Friday, May 30, 7:10 PM on SUN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Tampa Bay Rays - Price, D (4-4) vs. Boston Red Sox - Workman, B (0-0)
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Friday night, David Price will take the hill for the Tampa Bay Rays as they square off against Brandon Workman and the Boston Red Sox. Price will be making his 12th start as Workman makes his 2nd start and 5th appearance.
David Price pitched to a no-decision his last time out and that left his record at 4 – 4 with an ERA of 4.42. In his last outing, Price went 8 innings and gave up 5 runs on 5 hits (including a home run) while walking 2 and striking out 7. If Price puts together a string of decent starts, he can improve on last season’s results when he went 10 - 8 with a 3.33 ERA in 27 starts.
In 2013, Price was 2 – 2 with a 2.48 ERA in 5 starts against the Red Sox. Price’s last start was against the same Boston team that he will face on Friday. If he can cut down the runs allowed, he might be able to post a win this time.
Brandon Workman comes into this start without a decision this season and fresh off his 1st start of the year. In that start, Workman allowed 3 runs on 5 hits (including a home run) in 5 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 3. Workman had 3 starts and 17 relief appearances last season en route to a 6 – 3 record with a 4.97 ERA.
During his rookie campaign in 2013, Workman was 0 – 1 with a 4.50 ERA in a start and a relief appearance against Tampa Bay. He just faced the Rays in his first and only start of the year, so he should be able to immediately look back on what he did in that start and make the necessary changes needed to try and secure a win.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 29-21-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.5
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 22-27-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
05/28/14 C Ryan Hanigan Hamstring questionable
05/26/14 LF Brandon Guyer Thumb 15-day DL (5/25)
05/15/14 2B Ben Zobrist Thumb 15-day DL (5/14)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Boston Red Sox
05/28/14 P Clay Buchholz Knee questionable
05/25/14 1B Mike Napoli Finger 15-day DL (5/24)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/21/14 P Felix Doubront Shoulder 15-day DL (5/20)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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