Seattle Mariners at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/3/2014
Wednesday, May 4, 11:10 AM on ROOT, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Seattle Mariners - Iwakuma, H (3-2) vs. Atlanta Braves - Minor, M (2-3)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners will give the ball to Hisashi Iwakuma as they take on the Atlanta Braves and Mike Minor. Both pitchers will be making their 7th starts of the season.
Hisashi Iwakuma took his 2nd straight loss in his last outing and that took his record to 3 - 2 with a 3.09 ERA. In that start, Iwakuma surrendered 5 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 while striking out 5. Iwakuma has had a rough last few starts and might not be able to match last year’s results when he went 14 - 6 with a 2.66 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Iwakuma didn’t face the Braves and has only faced 2 of the hitters on Atlanta’s roster in his career. Ryan Doumit is 1 for 11 against Iwakuma and B.J. Upton is 1 for 3 with a home run.
Mike Minor comes into this one with a 2 – 3 record and a 3.41 ERA after pitching to a no-decision in his last start. In that outing, Minor surrendered just a run on 7 hits in 7 innings without issuing any walks and striking out 3. But he still missed getting the decision. In 2013, Minor was 13 – 9 with a 3.21 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Minor didn’t face the Mariners and has only opposed 5 Mariner batters in his career. Of those 5, only 2 have hits off the left-hander. John Buck is just 1 for 14 with a homer and 2 RBIs while Logan Morrison is 5 of 19 with a homer and 5 RBIs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 27-27-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.4
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 21-33-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
05/20/14 1B Corey Hart Hamstring 15-day DL (5/19)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
04/16/14 1B Logan Morrison Hamstring 15-day DL (4/14)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 15-day DL (4/8)
03/30/14 P Taijuan Walker Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
05/10/14 P Jordan Walden Hamstring 15-day DL (5/5)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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