Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles 8/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/31/2014
Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:05 PM on ROOT, MAS2
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Seattle Mariners - Elias, R (8-8) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Chen, W (11-3)
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Friday night, the Seattle Mariners will give the ball to Roenis Elias (8 - 8, 4.31 ERA) as they take on the Baltimore Orioles and Wei-Yin Chen (11 - 3, 3.92 ERA). Elias makes his 22nd start as Chen makes his 21st.
Roenis Elias didn't get the decision in his last outing despite a good night of work as he held the opposition to a run on 4 hits in 5 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 6. Elias has surrendered just 2 runs in his last 2 starts but in his last 5 outings, he is just 1 -3. Last season, Elias spent the year at Double-A and compiled a record of 6 - 11 with a 3.18 ERA in 22 starts.
Elias' last start was against the Orioles and it was one of his better efforts of the season. If he can repeat that performance and get some run support behind him, he could come away with a victory.
Wei-Yin Chen continued his dominance in the month of July with a win in his last start. Chen hurled 8 scoreless innings in the victory and allowed only 5 hits and a walk while striking out 3. In July, Chen was a perfect 4 - 0 in 4 starts. The only area of concern could be that he gave up a home run in 3 of those 4 wins, even though it didn't seem to hurt him. Chen's efforts this season are well above the numbers he posted in 2013 when he went 7 - 7 with a 4.07 ERA in 23 starts.
Last season, Chen was 0 - 2 with a 6.55 ERA in 2 starts against the Mariners. He just beat the Mariners in his last start and will be looking for back-to-back victories.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 40-62-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.5
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 46-57-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
07/25/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 15-day DL (7/24)
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)
07/29/14 P T.J. McFarland Personal on the bereavement list
07/29/14 1B Chris Davis Flu questionable
07/11/14 P Ubaldo Jimenez Ankle 15-day DL (7/11)
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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