Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners 9/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/26/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Safeco Field in Seattle
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Cory Rasmus (3-1) will attempt to pick up his first win since August 20 when he and the Los Angeles Angels take on second-year starter James Paxton (6-4) and the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Right-hander Cory Rasmus picked up his fifth no decision in a row on Sunday after pitching four scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers. He gave up just two hits in that game and struck out three batters while walking only one. Rasmus has a 2.38 ERA this year and he has struck out 9.2 batters per nine innings.
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is just 1-for-5 against Rasmus in his career with a walk, a single and one strikeout. Combined, the Mariners hitters who have faced Rasmus are just 4-for-29 against him.
On Monday, James Paxton lost his second game in a row when he was beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays on the road. He only made it through 2.2 innings in that outing and gave up nine runs (eight earned) on seven base hits while walking a season-high six batters while only striking out one. Paxton has a 3.03 ERA this year and he has only given up three home runs in 68.1 innings.
Angels third baseman David Freese has three hits in his nine at-bats against Paxton with a walk and a solo home run. Second baseman Howie Kendrick is just 1-for-8 against him in his career with no walks and three strikeouts.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 79-75-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.9
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 65-86-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/26/14 P Jered Weaver Illness probable Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
09/25/14 CF Mike Trout Stomach "?" Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
09/24/14 3B David Freese Back "?" Friday vs. Seattle Mariners
09/21/14 LF Josh Hamilton Chest out indefinitely
09/16/14 P Matt Shoemaker Ribs not expected to make next scheduled start
08/22/14 P Garrett Richards Knee 60-day DL (8/21), out for season
08/01/14 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm 60-day DL (7/31), out for season
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
09/17/14 P Roenis Elias Elbow out for season
09/02/14 DH Jesus Montero Suspension out indefinitely
08/08/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 60-day DL (7/24); out for season
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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