Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners 7/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/23/2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:10 PM on MASN, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Baltimore Orioles - Chen, W (10-3) vs. Seattle Mariners - Iwakuma, H (8-4)
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On Thursday, July 24, the Baltimore Orioles will travel to Safeco Field to take on the Seattle Mariners in an American League battle. The Orioles will have Wei-Yin Chen (10-3, 4.21) take the mound opposite Hisashi Iwakuma (8-4, 2.95).
On Sunday Chen pitched five innings against the Oakland Athletics giving up three runs while striking out four and earning his 10th win of the season. It was his third straight win and he'll hope his run support will stay steady against a tough Seattle team.
Chen has fared well against the Mariners and has only given up 13 hits on 67 at bats when he's faced them. Justin Smoak is 4-for-9 against Chen and will hope to spark the Mariners.
Iwakuma last pitched on Friday against the Los Angeles Angeles in a game where we pitched seven innings giving up 2 runs and striking out three for the no-decision. Before that, Iwakuma had tallied three straight wins striking out 25 over that period.
Baltimore hitters are batting .267 versus Iwakuma and will be looking to start the series off right when they face off on Thursday.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 45-51-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.2
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 40-55-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.6
Injuries to Watch
07/11/14 P Ubaldo Jimenez Ankle 15-day DL (7/11)
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
07/22/14 P Roenis Elias Forearm questionable
07/11/14 CF Michael Saunders Side 15-day DL (7/10)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 60-day DL (4/8)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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