Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/30/2014
Thursday, May 1, 7:10 PM on SUN, NESN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Tampa Bay Rays - Ramos, C (1-1) vs. Boston Red Sox - Peavy, J (1-0)
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Thursday night, Cesar Ramos will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays as they face Jake Peavy and the Boston Red Sox. It will be the 4th start and 8th appearance for Ramos and the 6th start for Peavy.
Cesar Ramos evened his record to 1 – 1 and lowered his ERA to 3.38 after getting the win in his last start. In that outing, Ramos pitched 5 innings of shutout ball and issued 2 walks. Last season, Ramos worked exclusively out of the bullpen and earned a 2 – 2 record with an ERA of 4.14 in 48 relief appearances.
In 2013, Ramos was 0 – 1 with an ERA of 2.25 in 4 appearances against the Red Sox. In his career, only five Red Sox batters have ever gotten a hit off of him. Daniel Nava and A.J. Pierzynski each have 2 hits against Ramos.
Jake Peavy picked up his first win (and 1st decision) of the season in his last start. In that outing, Peavy gave up just 1 run on 5 hits in 7 innings with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. If not for the homer that accounted for the lone run, Peavy’s line would have looked even better. Last season, Peavy was 12 – 5 with an ERA of 4.17 in 23 starts with the red Sox and the Chicago White Sox.
In 2013, Peavy was 1 – 0 with a 4.26 ERA in 2 starts against Tampa Bay. The Rays’ James Loney has the most experience against Peavy with 31 at-bats. In those plate appearances, Loney is a .323 hitter with 2 homers and 5 RBIs.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 15-10-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.3
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 10-16-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
04/13/14 P Alex Cobb Oblique 15-day DL (4/13)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 15-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
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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