Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/22/2014
Wednesday, April 23, 3:40 PM on CSNH, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Houston Astros - Cosart, J (1-2) vs. Seattle Mariners - Young, C (0-0)
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Fans will see two fresh pitchers Wednesday as Houston's Jarred Cosart (1-2) and Seattle's Chris Young (0-0) combined to pitched just 3.1 innings in their last start. Cosart comes into the game after pitching just 0.1 innings against Oakland, allowing 7 runs in the shortest start of his career. Cosart gave up a 2-run and 3-run HR in that first inning, which pushed his season ERA from 4.00 to 7.36.
The second-year Cosart has faced Seattle only one other time in his career, pitching 5 innings and allowing 1 run in his final start of 2013. The right-hander has faced the current Mariners lineup 11 times as they've scattered 2 hits (.182 average).
Seattle's Chris Young is making just his third start after being out of baseball for 2013 battling nerve injuries. He looked like he hadn't skipped a beat in 6 shutout innings against Oakland on April 13th, but got snapped back to reality as the Marlins tagged the big guy for 4 runs in 3 innings his last start. Young threw only 73 pitches that day and should be ready to roll against Houston.
After hopping around between the Mets and Padres the past few years and missing a season of baseball, Young has very limited experience against the Houston lineup. So limited in fact that only CF Dexter Fowler has faced the pitcher, going an impressive 3 for 7 (.429) with Colorado.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 8-11-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -2.2
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 8-10-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is -0.1
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
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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