New York Mets at Seattle Mariners 7/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/20/2014
Monday, July 21, 2014, 10:10 PM on SNY, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
New York Mets - Niese, J (5-4) vs. Seattle Mariners - Elias, R (7-8)
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On Monday night, Jonathon Niese will return from the disabled list and make the start for the New York Mets when they go up against Roenis Elias and the Seattle Mariners.
Left-hander Jonathon Niese last made a start for the Mets back on June 28, when he was able to go six innings and pick up his fifth win of the season. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits in that outing while walking three batters and striking out five. He is currently 5-4 with a 2.96 ERA on the year and he has only given up eight home runs in 103.1 innings of work.
Mariners All-Star Robinson Cano has faced Niese 12 times and has four hits against him with a double and an RBI. Veteran Willie Bloomquist is 2-for-3 against him in his career with no strikeouts and two RBI.
In his last outing, rookie Roenis Elias lost his third game in a row when he was beaten by the Minnesota Twins at home. He went just 3.1 innings in that game and gave up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits while striking out three batters and walking three. Elias is now 7-8 on the year with a 4.54 ERA and he has struck out 96 batters in 113 innings on the mound.
The Mets will get to face Elias for the first time on Monday. Right-handed hitters are currently batting .252 against him, while lefties have a .220 batting average against the left-hander.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 43-41-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0.2
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 39-52-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.6
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
07/06/14 P Jon Niese Back 15-day DL (7/5)
06/25/14 C Taylor Teagarden Hamstring 15-day DL (6/22)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
07/11/14 CF Michael Saunders Side 15-day DL (7/10)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 60-day DL (4/8)
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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