Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox 8/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/22/2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Fenway Park in Boston
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Saturday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners will take the field behind Chris Young (12 - 6, 3.07 ERA) as they face the Boston Red Sox and Brandon Workman (1 - 7, 4.26 ERA). It will be Young's 25th start and 26th appearance and Workman's 12th start and 16th appearance.
Chris Young won his 3rd straight start his last time out. In the win, Young hurled 6 innings of shutout ball and allowed just 4 hits and a walk while striking out 4. Young has racked up the victories in recent outings and is 6 - 2 in his last 10 appearances. His results this season have been impressive considering the fact that he missed the bulk of the 2013 season due to surgery to correct a nerve problem in his shoulder.
Young has only faced 7 of the Red Sox before but he hasn't had a problem handling them. Those 7 Red Sox are batting just .184 against Young with 9 hits, 2 home runs and 6 RBIs in 49 at-bats.
Brandon Workman turned in a fine effort in his last start but it didn't prevent him from getting his 7th straight loss. In defeat, Workman allowed just 2 runs and 6 hits in 7 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 5. But his offense didn't take advantage of the good start and it put Workman on the hook again. Workman's lone victory came back in early June and just 1 run secured that victory. In his rookie campaign in 2013, Workman posted a 6 -3 record with a 4.97 ERA in 3 starts and 17 relief appearances.
Last season, Workman was 1 - 0 with a 4.50 ERA in a start and a relief appearance against the Mariners. Seattle is batting .333 against Workman with 7 this and 3 RBIs in 21 at-bats.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 48-71-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.8
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 52-70-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
08/19/14 P Felix Hernandez Hip questionable
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
08/21/14 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)
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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