Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/22/2014
Friday, May 23, 10:10 PM on CSNH, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Houston Astros - Peacock, B (1-4) vs. Seattle Mariners - Hernandez, F (5-1)
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Houston Astros starter Brad Peacock will have a tough task on his hands when he goes up against Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners on Friday.
In his tenth start of the season, right-hander Brad Peacock finally was able to get his first win of 2014 by beating the Chicago White Sox at home. He pitched 6.2 innings in that game and allowed two runs on five hits while striking out five and walking four. His ERA is still a bit high at 5.20 and he has walked a whopping 30 batters in 45 innings.
Third baseman Kyle Seager has done well against Peacock in their 14 matchups by hitting .357 with a double, a home run and five RBI. Mike Zunino is the only other Mariner who has hit a home run off of Peacock.
Felix Hernandez won his second game in a row and his fifth overall a week ago when he beat the Minnesota Twins on the road. He pitched eight strong innings in that game and gave up just two runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out five. He now has a 5-1 record and has walked just 13 batters in 67.1 innings.
Jose Altuve is one player on the Astros who has done well against Hernandez by going 5-for-12 with two doubles and a walk. Chris Carter has struck out four times and has just one hit against King Felix in seven at-bats.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 22-22-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is 0.2
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 22-20-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
05/20/14 1B Corey Hart Hamstring 15-day DL (5/19)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 15-day DL (4/15)
04/16/14 1B Logan Morrison Hamstring 15-day DL (4/14)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 15-day DL (4/8)
03/30/14 P Taijuan Walker Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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