Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/8/2014
Wednesday, April 9, 10:10 PM on FSW, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Los Angeles - Richards, G (1-0) vs. Seattle - Elias, R (0-0)
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Wednesday night Garrett Richards gets the start for the Los Angeles Angels and Roenis Elias gets the start for the Seattle Mariners. Richards and Elias will be making their second starts of the season.
Garrett Richards had mixed results in his first outing of the season but he still came away with the win. In 5 innings of work, Richards only surrendered 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 7. But he issued 5 walks in the process and that rarely turns out well. Another area of concern was the 100 pitches thrown in just 5 innings. In the last 3 seasons, his walks have steadily increased as his workload has but he will have to find some control at some point.
Last season, Richards appeared in 5 games (starting 2) against the Mariners, picking up a 1- 2 record with an ERA of 3.68 in those games. Kyle Seager has done well against Richards with 6 hits in 13 at-bats with 2 RBIs.
Rookie left-hander Roenis Elias had a decent debut, going 5 innings and surrendering 1 run on 2 hits with 3 strikeouts, 3 walks and an ERA of 1.80. During spring training, Elias won all 3 of his starts with 13 strikeouts and 10 walks. As he progresses, the strikeout to walk ratio should get better.
With just 1 major league start under his belt, Elias will need to study the scouting report well to get a handle on what he might see against the Mariners. The experience he gains in this start will help him later on in the season if he faces the Mariners again.
Los Angeles Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 5-1-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles is -1.2
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle is 4-2-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle is +2.7
Injuries to Watch
04/07/14 3B David Freese Rest questionable
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Dane De La Forearm 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Sean Burnett Forearm 15-day DL (3/21)
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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