Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox 8/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/23/2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Fenway Park in Boston
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Sunday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners will give the ball to Hisashi Iwakuma (12 - 6, 2.57 ERA) as they square off against the Boston Red Sox and Allen Webster (3 - 1, 4.73 ERA). Iwakuma makes his 22nd start as Webster makes his 6th.
Hisashi Iwakuma added his 3rd straight win in his last start. In the victory, Iwakuma hurled 8 innings of shutout ball and allowed 4 hits without issuing a single walk and striking out a season-high 11. The young Japanese righty has been on fire in recent outings and he is an impressive 7 - 2 in his last 10 outings. In 2013, Iwakuma was 14 - 6 with a 2.66 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Iwakuma pitched to 2 no-decisions in his 2 starts against the Red Sox. Earlier this season, Iwakuma was lit up by the Red Sox and he took the loss after allowing 5 runs and 8 hits (including a home run) in just 4 innings of work.
Allen Webster pitched to a no-decision in his last outing despite a decent turn for the young righty. In 6 innings of work, Webster allowed 3 runs on 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3. Webster has posted decent results in his 5 starts despite allowing at least 2 runs in each start. Prior to getting the call to Boston, Webster was 4 - 4 with a 3.10 ERA in 20 starts and a relief appearance at Triple-A Pawtucket. In 2013, Webster made 7 starts and a relief appearance for the Red Sox and compiled a record of 1 - 2 with an 8.60 ERA.
Last season, Webster was torched by the Mariners for 7 runs and 6 hits in 2.1 innings but he didn't get the decision. Seattle is batting .583 against Webster with 7 hits, 2 home runs and 7 RBIs in 12 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)
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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