Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox 8/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/21/2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Fenway Park in Boston
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On Friday, Felix Hernandez (13-4), who hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in 17 consecutive games, will be on the mound for the Seattle Mariners when they face Joe Kelly (0-1) and the Boston Red Sox.
Last Saturday, Felix Hernandez could only make it through five innings against the Detroit Tigers on the road and ended up taking the loss. He allowed two runs on seven base hits in that start and walked no one while striking out three. He still has an excellent 1.99 ERA on the season and he has only given up 130 hits in his 185.1 innings of work.
Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has hit two home runs off of Hernandez in his career, but he is just 8-for-39 overall against him with 14 strikeouts. Designated hitter David Ortiz is 11-for-34 against Hernandez with a double, a home run and six RBI.
Joe Kelly made his third start for the Red Sox last weekend and ended up getting beaten by the Houston Astros at home. He could only make it through four innings in that game and allowed seven runs while walking a season-high six batters and striking out three. Kelly now has a 4.67 ERA on the season and has given up 56 hits in 52 innings.
Mariners outfielder Logan Morrison has two hits in five at-bats against Kelly in his career with a home run and two RBI. All of the other Mariners will be facing the right-hander for the first time on Friday.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 48-71-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.8
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 51-70-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
08/08/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 15-day DL (7/24); out for season
08/03/14 1B Corey Hart Knee 15-day DL (8/2)
07/11/14 CF Michael Saunders Side 15-day DL (7/10)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
Boston Red Sox
08/20/14 1B Mike Napoli Rest questionable
08/20/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Hamstring questionable
08/05/14 LF Allen Craig Ankle 15-day DL (8/2)
08/01/14 RF Shane Victorino Back 15-day DL (7/30)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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