Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners 8/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/8/2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:10 PM on CSCh, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Chicago White Sox - Noesi, H (6-8) vs. Seattle Mariners - Paxton, J (2-0)
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Right-hander Hector Noesi (6-8) is coming off of one of his better starts for the Chicago White Sox and will look to use that momentum when he takes on James Paxton (2-0) and the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
On Monday against the Texas Rangers, Hector Noesi pitched seven good innings and ended up picking up the win. He allowed three runs (one earned) in that game and walked three hitters while striking out six. On the season, Noesi has 84 strikeouts in 114 innings and he currently has a 4.97 ERA.
Mariners first baseman Kendrys Morales seems to like facing Noesi, going 3-for-7 against him with two home runs and four RBI. Outfielder Austin Jackson has just one hit in seven at-bats against him with two walks and a strikeout.
Second-year starter James Paxton had his first outing since April last Saturday when he gave up two runs to the Baltimore Orioles in 4.1 innings of work. He allowed four hits in that game and walked three batters while striking out five. In three starts this season, Paxton has a 2.76 ERA and he has struck out 18 batters in 16.1 innings.
The White Sox will get their first chance to go up against Paxton on Saturday night. In his career, Paxton has held left-handed hitter to just a .161 batting average and a .562 OPS.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 59-53-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.4
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 43-65-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/07/14 CF Adam Eaton Back 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)
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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