Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/7/2014
Thursday, May 8, 10:10 PM on FSKC, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Kansas City Royals - Duffy, D (1-2) vs. Seattle Mariners - Iwakuma, H (1-0)
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On Thursday the Kansas City Royals will be visiting the Seattle Mariners. The Royals will be sending Danny Duffy to the mound to face the Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma.
Duffy’s last start was against the Detroit Tigers on May 3 in which he pitched four innings and gave up one earned run on two hits. Duffy struck out two and walked four on 75 pitches. Duffy took the loss on the night which put his record at 1-2 on the season and a 2.19 ERA. Duffy will look to get back in the win column when he faces the Mariners on Thursday night.
It might be a tough go against the Mariners as they are hitting .400 against him. Duffy will have to pay particular attention to Robinson Cano who has three hits in six at bats with a homerun and four RBIs.
Iwakuma was able to pick up his first win of the season in his first start against the Houston Astros. Iwakuma pitched 6.2 innings and gave up six hits and four runs. He struck out three and gave up one walk after 81 pitches. He’s coming into this next game with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.
Iwakuma will be facing a team that he’s had good luck against in the past. Current Royals players are hitting only .143 against Iwakuma and the only person with more than one hit against Iwakuma is Justin Maxwell with two hits in six at bats with two doubles. Iwakuma will look to keep the trend going on Thursday.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 16-14-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is -0.5
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 16-13-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
04/09/14 P Francisley Bueno Finger 15-day DL (4/7)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 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 Taijuan Walker Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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