Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners 7/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/25/2014
July 26, 2014, 4:10 PM on MAS2, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Baltimore Orioles - Norris, B (8-6) vs. Seattle Mariners - Young, C (8-6)
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Saturday afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles will take the field behind Bud Norris as they take on the Seattle Mariners and Chris Young. Norris makes his 17 th start as Young makes his 20th start and 21st appearance.
Bud Norris improved his record to 8 - 6 with a 3.78 ERA after getting the victory in his last start. In the win, Norris surrendered 2 runs and 8 hits in 6.2 innings of work as he walked 2 and struck out 8. In his last 6 s starts, Norris is an impressive 5 -1. He should have no problem surpassing his numbers from 2013 when he went 10 - 12 with a 4.18 ERA in 30 starts and 2 relief appearances for the Orioles and the Houston Astros.
Last season, Norris was 1 -2 with a 5.09 ERA in 3 starts against the Mariners. Seattle has hit Norris well in the past and the Mariners are batting .338 with 22 hits, 4 homers and 16 RBIs against the right-hander.
Chris Young didn't factor into the decision in his last start and that froze his record at 8 - 6 with a 3.22 ERA. The last time out, Young gave up 3 runs and 10 hits (including 2 home runs) in 6 innings of work. He struck out 7 without issuing any free passes. Young took 2 hard luck losses in his previous 2 starts but he has allowed at least 1 home run in each of his last 4 starts.
Young missed most of the 2013 season with a nerve condition in his shoulder and he has only faced 3 of the current Orioles in the past. Those 3 Orioles (J.J. Hardy, Steve Lombardozzi and Steve Pearce) are just 2 for 16 against Young.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 45-54-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.3
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 40-58-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
07/24/14 3B Manny Machado Back questionable
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)
07/25/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 15-day DL (7/24)
07/22/14 P Roenis Elias Hand is upgraded to probable for next start
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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