Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/11/2014
Monday, May 12, 8:10 PM on FSSW, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Texas Rangers - Lewis, C (2-2) vs. Houston Astros - Peacock, B (0-3)
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Monday night, Colby Lewis gets the call for the Texas Rangers as they face Brad Peacock and the Houston Astros. It will be Lewis’ 6th start of the year as Peacock makes his 5th start and 9th appearance.
Colby Lewis saw his record evened to 2 – 2 with a 6.12 ERA after losing his last time out. In that start, Lewis was touched up for 7 runs (all earned) on 12 hits (including a homer) in just 3.2 innings of work. He didn’t walk anyone as he struck out just 1 batter. Lewis is still making his way back after missing the entire 2013 season with elbow and hip injuries.
In his last major league season in 2012, Lewis beat the Astros twice in 2 starts against them with an ERA of 1.20. In his career, he has only faced 6 of the current Houston Astros. And collectively, those players are only batting .174 against the right-hander.
Brad Peacock lost his last start and that left his record at 0 - 3 with an ERA of 5.01. In that outing, Peacock allowed 3 runs on 4 hits (including 2 homers) in 6.2 innings of work as he walked 4 and struck out 4. Last season, Peacock went 5 – 6 with an ERA of 5.18 in 14 starts and 4 relief appearances.
In 2013, Peacock was 0 – 1 with an ERA of 3.00 in 2 starts against the Rangers. This season, Peacock took his first loss in a 2.2 inning relief appearances where he allowed a run on 3 hits with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 18-15-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -0.8
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 16-18-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -1.7
Injuries to Watch
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Texas
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