Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners 9/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/27/2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Safeco Field in Seattle
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On Sunday, Los Angeles Angels starter Cory Rasmus (3-1) will attempt to pick up his first win since August 20 when he faces Felix Hernandez (14-6) and the Seattle Mariners.
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. The right-hander now 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 gone up against Rasmus are just 4-for-29 against him.
Felix Hernandez had his worst start of the season on Tuesday when he was beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays on the road. He gave up eight runs in 4.2 innings of work that day while striking out five batters and walking three. Hernandez still has an excellent 2.34 ERA on the season and he has only given up 170 hits in 230.2 innings.
Angels All-Star outfielder Mike Trout has 18 hits in his 47 at-bats versus Hernandez with two triples, two home runs and 11 RBI. Veteran Josh Hamilton is just 11-for-65 against him with 10 walks and 21 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
09/27/14 P Matt Shoemaker Ribs out indefinitely
09/21/14 LF Josh Hamilton Chest out indefinitely
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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