Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners 7/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/6/2014
Monday, July 7, 2014, 10:10 PM on FSN, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Minnesota Twins - Correia, K (4-10) vs. Seattle Mariners - Iwakuma, H (6-4)
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Veteran right-hander Kevin Correia will take the mound for the Minnesota Twins when they go up against Hisashi Iwakuma and the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
Kevin Correia lost his second consecutive game last Wednesday when he was beaten by the Kansas City Royals at home. He actually pitched pretty well in that game, though, by giving up just two runs in six innings while walking two and striking out three. Correia currently has a 4.95 ERA through 17 starts and has given up 117 hits in 96.1 innings pitched.
Mariners first baseman Corey Hart has eight hits in 21 at-bats against Correia with a double, a triple, a home run and three RBI. Veteran catcher John Buck is 4-for-9 against him with a double and a home run.
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched very well against the Houston Astros last week and came away with his sixth win of the year. He went six innings in that start and gave up just one run on seven hits while striking out seven batters and walking zero. Iwakuma now has a 6-4 record on the season with a 3.33 ERA and he has only walked eight batters in 81 innings.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 42-37-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.4
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 36-45-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 60-day DL (5/11)
05/06/14 P Michael Pineda Shoulder 60-day DL (4/24)
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
06/12/14 1B Justin Smoak Quad 15-day DL (6/10)
05/20/14 1B Corey Hart Hamstring 15-day DL (5/19)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 60-day DL (4/8)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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