Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners 7/12/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/11/2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:10 PM on CSCA, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Oakland Athletics - Chavez, J (7-5) vs. Seattle Mariners - Iwakuma, H (7-4)
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On Saturday night, Jesse Chavez will be going for his eighth win of the season when he and the Oakland Athletics take on Hisashi Iwakuma and the Seattle Mariners.
Right-hander Jesse Chavez pitched six solid innings in his start against the San Francisco on Monday and came away with his seventh win of the year. He gave up no runs in that outing and tied his season-high in strikeouts with nine. Chavez has a 7-5 record through 18 starts and he has only given up a total of nine home runs in 109 innings of work.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is 3-for-8 against Chavez in his career with a walk and an RBI. Third baseman Kyle Seager is hitless against him in five at-bats with three walks and two strikeouts.
Hisashi Iwakuma won his second consecutive game on Monday when he was able to defeat the Minnesota Twins at home. He pitched seven scoreless innings in that game and gave up just four hits while striking out a season-high 10 batters while walking no one. Iwakuma improved his record to 7-4 with that win and he now has 72 strikeouts in 88 innings.
A's All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes seems to enjoy facing Iwakuma, going 8-for-18 against him in his career with four doubles and three home runs. Alberto Callaspo is just 2-for-15 against him with two strikeouts.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 43-42-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.6
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 38-49-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.6
Injuries to Watch
06/29/14 RF Josh Reddick Knee 15-day DL (6/26)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/14 P Drew Pomeranz Hand 15-day DL (6/16)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
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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