Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners 9/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/8/2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Safeco Field in Seattle
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On Tuesday night, Collin McHugh (8-9) will be going for his third win in a row when the Houston Astros take on rookie Roenis Elias (10-12) and the Seattle Mariners.
Collin McHugh had one of his best starts of the year last Wednesday when he defeated the Los Angeles Angels at home. He gave up just one run in 7.2 innings of work that day while striking out eight batters and walking no one. He now has a very good 2.89 ERA on the year and he has only given up 106 hits in 134 innings.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has two hits in his nine at-bats against McHugh with a triple and two RBI. Outfielder Dustin Ackley is 0-for-7 against him with a walk and five strikeouts, while Brad Miller is 1-for-5 against him with a solo home run.
Left-hander Roenis Elias gave up just one run in five innings against the Texas Rangers last Thursday and picked up the win. He allowed seven hits in that start while walking one batter and striking out one. Elias currently has a 3.90 ERA and he has been able to strike out 138 batters in 154.2 innings this season.
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 against Elias earlier this season with a solo home run. Designated hitter Chris Carter was 0-for-2 against him in that game with a walk and two strikeouts.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 66-74-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.6
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 57-78-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.7
Injuries to Watch
07/29/14 P Josh Zeid Foot 60-day DL (7/25), out for season
07/23/14 RF George Springer Knee 15-day DL (7/20)
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 60-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
09/02/14 DH Jesus Montero Suspension out indefinitely
08/08/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 60-day DL (7/24); out for season
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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