Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians 8/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/2/2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:05 PM on FSSW, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Texas Rangers - Darvish, Y (10-6) vs. Cleveland Indians - Bauer, T (4-6)
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Sunday afternoon, the Texas Rangers will take the field behind Yu Darvish (10 - 6, 2.90 ERA) as they face the Cleveland Indians and Trevor Bauer (4 - 6, 4.25 ERA). It will be the 21st start for Darvish and the 16th for Bauer.
Yu Darvish sparkled in his last outing en route to another mark in the win column. In the victory, Darvish surrendered 2 runs (on 2 solo homers) and 9 hits in 7 innings. He walked a batter while striking out 8. Darvish was just 2 - 2 in 5 starts during the month of July but it looks like he will secure his 3 rd straight season with double digits in wins. Last season, Darvish was 13 - 9 with a 2.83 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Darvish lost his only start against the Tribe despite holding them to just a run (on a solo homer) and 3 hits in 6 innings. This season, Darvish has a victory over Cleveland in his one previous start.
Trevor Bauer dropped his 2nd straight game the last time out. In that loss, Bauer was tagged for 5 runs and 8 hits (including a home run) in 5.1 innings. He struck out 3 while walking just 1. Bauer is 2 - 2 in his last 5 starts but he hasn't pitched as well as that record indicates. He's given up 11 runs in his last 3 starts. Last season, Bauer was 1 - 2 with a 5.29 ERA in 4 starts.
In 2013, Bauer didn't face the Rangers but he has a start against them this season. In that outing, he didn't get the decision after allowing 4 runs and 5 hits (including a home run) in 6.1 innings.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 52-50-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -1.1
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 55-50-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is 0
Injuries to Watch
07/26/14 P Nick Tepesch Knee questionable
07/26/14 LF Jake Smolinski Foot 15-day DL (7/22)
07/22/14 C Geovany Soto Groin 15-day DL (7/21)
06/11/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (6/11)
06/10/14 1B Mitch Moreland Ankle 15-day DL (6/8)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 15-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 60-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 60-day DL (4/23); out for season
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
07/06/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Texas
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