Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/20/2014
Monday, April 21, 10:10 PM on CSNH, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Houston - Keuchel, D (1-1) vs. Seattle - Hernandez, F (3-0)
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Dallas Keuchel will be looking to get his second win of the season when the Houston Astros face the Seattle Mariners and their ace Felix Hernandez.
Dallas Keuchel was able to follow up his first win of the season with another solid outing on Wednesday night against the Kansas City Royals. He went six innings in that game and gave up two runs on six hits while striking out five and walking just one. He is striking out eight batters per nine innings and has a 3.50 ERA in 18 innings pitched this season.
Corey Hart is the one Mariner who Keuchel will not be looking forward to facing again after giving up two home runs to the veteran in six at-bats.
Felix Hernandez was able make it through seven innings for the third straight start last Wednesday against the Texas Rangers. He wasn't able to pick up his fourth win, but he did strike out nine and gave up just one run on four hits in that outing. He now has a 1.91 ERA on the season and is leading the league in WHIP (0.741) and K/9 (12.4).
It's not too surprising that the Astros have not had a lot of success against Hernandez in the past. Chris Carter, for example, has just one hit against him in seven at-bats and has struck out four times. Houston catcher Jason Castro has had a little bit of success against King Felix, going 2-for-5 with two doubles and two strikeouts.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 8-10-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston is -2.1
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle is 8-9-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle is 0.0
Injuries to Watch
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 15-day DL (3/21)
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 Hisashi Iwakuma Finger 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Stephen Pryor Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Taijuan Walker Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 CF Franklin Gutierrez Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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