Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays Free Pick - 8/10/13
2013-08-10 03:05:00 EDT
The Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers continue what feels like a World Series preview Saturday in LA.
TB were tripped up 7-6 by the Dodgers on Friday. The Rays scored three times during the second and fifth inning off of Yunel Escobar hits along with two other Tampa Bay singles. James Loney and Ben Zobrist were the two other Rays to pick up RBIs. As for Los Angeles the Dodgers they struck during the bottom of the seventh and eighth via Skip Schumaker’s, Yasiel Puig’s and Juan Uribe’s double, double and single. The Dodgers scored four times during the ninth for a surprising victory concluding with Fernando Rodney’s (3-4, 4.24 ERA) error allowing a run to come home.
Roberto Hernandez (6-11, 4.75 ERA) takes the baseball next for TB, but he is 2-7 when he is on the road. On the road Hernandezhas allowed 31 runs, 28 earned, during 41.1 innings. At the Miami Marlins May 29 Hernandez won 3-1 allowing an unearned run during 8.2 frames. Versus Hernandez LA is 26-of-95 with 14 RBIs, half Juan Uribe’s.
The Dodgers retaliate with Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.40 ERA). Los Angeles is 14-4 in Greinke’s starts, 8-1 at Dodger Stadium. Greinke is 5-1 in LA surrendering five runs during 34.1 innings. On July 25 the Cincinnati Reds trumped Greinke 5-2 rocking in four runs during seven frames.
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The Rays beat Greinke twice last year while he was with the Los Angeles Angels driving in eight runs during 13 innings. Against Greinke overall Tampa Bay is 27 -of-125 with 11 RBIs, four Matt Joyce’s. The Rays keep undressing the Dodgers’ starters and this time the closer closes the deal.