Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners 8/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/6/2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:10 PM on WGN, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Chicago White Sox - Carroll, S (4-6) vs. Seattle Mariners - Elias, R (8-9)
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On Thursday, rookie Scott Carroll (4-6) will be going for his first win since July 12 when he and the Chicago White Sox go up against Roenis Elias (8-9) and the Seattle Mariners.
Last Saturday against the Minnesota Twins, Scott Carroll pitched seven decent innings and ended up with a no decision. He allowed four runs in those seven innings of work and walked two batters while striking out four. His ERA now sits at 4.36 on the year, but he has already given up 98 hits in 86.2 innings.
Outfielder Chris Denorfia and first baseman Kendrys Morales are the only players on the Mariners who have gone up against Carroll and are a combined 0-for-1 against him with a walk.
Rookie Roenis Elias pitched well enough to get the win against the Baltimore Orioles last Friday, but he ended up taking the loss after getting just one run from his offense. He pitched 5.2 innings in that game and allowed two runs (one earned) on seven base hits while striking out seven batters and walking just one. He now has a 4.19 ERA on the year and he has been able to strike out 117 batters in 129 innings.
White Sox rookie Jose Abreu has one hit in three at-bats against Elias with a home run and two RBI. Paul Konerko is 0-for-3 against him with two strikeouts.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 58-52-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.2
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 42-65-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/04/14 LF Alejandro De Aza Knee questionable
07/25/14 P Zach Putnam Shoulder 15-day DL (7/24)
05/20/14 P Matt Lindstrom Ankle 15-day DL (5/20)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (4/9)
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
08/03/14 1B Corey Hart Knee 15-day DL (8/2)
07/25/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 15-day DL (7/24)
07/11/14 CF Michael Saunders Side 15-day DL (7/10)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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