Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/13/2014
Wednesday, May 14, 8:10 PM on FSSW, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Texas Rangers - Tepesch, N (0-0) vs. Houston Astros - Feldman, S (2-1)
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Right-hander Nick Tepesch will be making his first start of 2014 for the Texas Rangers on Wednesday when they go up against Scott Feldman and the Houston Astros.
Nick Tepesch certainly deserved this call-up to the Major Leagues after the solid job he did in the minors. He started seven games in Triple-A this season and had a 6-1 record with a 1.58 ERA and a 0.985 WHIP. He also gave up just 36 hits in 45.2 innings while striking out 41 batters.
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 3-for-6 against Tepesch, while Jason Castro has three hits in six at-bats with a double and a home run against him.
Scott Feldman made his last stat against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday and he ended up pitching six innings in that game and finished with a no decision. He gave up two earned runs in that outing on five hits while striking out six and walking none. His ERA through five starts is an excellent 1.93 and he's given up just 21 hits through 32.2 innings.
Outfielder Alex Rios has faced Feldman more than any of the other Rangers and is 11-for-38 against him with four doubles, two home runs and five RBI. Third baseman Adrian Beltre has struggled against the big right-hander over the years and has been held to just four hits in 21 at-bats.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 19-15-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -0.7
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 17-19-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -1.7
Injuries to Watch
05/12/14 P Martin Perez Elbow expected to miss next scheduled start Friday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
05/08/14 3B Donnie Murphy Neck 15-day DL (5/8)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/08/14 P Joe Saunders Ankle 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 P Derek Holland Knee 60-day DL (3/3)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Texas
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