Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox 7/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/4/2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 2:10 PM on ROOT, WGN
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Seattle Mariners - Hernandez, F (10-2) vs. Chicago White Sox - Quintana, J (5-7)
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Saturday afternoon, Felix Hernandez gets the call for the Seattle Mariners as they take on Jose Quintana and the Chicago White Sox. Hernandez makes his 19 th start as Quintana makes his 18th.
Felix Hernandez picked up his 2nd straight win in his last outing to boost his record to 10 - 2 with a 2.10 ERA. In the win, Hernandez hurled 8 shutout innings and allowed just a hit and 3 walks while striking out 9. With the exception of a few bad starts, "King Felix" has been nearly unhittable this season and he looks like he could be chasing another Cy Young award. He is already well ahead of his results from 2013 when he was just 12 - 10 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts.
Last season, Hernandez was 1 - 1 with an ERA of 5.27 in 2 starts against the White Sox. He will have to keep an eye on Paul Konerko though. Konerko is batting just .25 against Hernandez but he has 2 homers and 4 RBIs.
Jose Quintana got his 2nd straight victory in his last start and that took his record to 5- 7 with a 3.44 ERA. In that victory, Quintana threw 7 innings of shutout ball and surrendered just 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. Quintana might finally be finding his form and should be able to surpass his numbers from last season when he was 9 - 7 with a 3.51 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Quintana escaped with a no-decision in his only start against the Mariners after allowing 6 runs on 8 hits (including a homer) in 4 innings. Seattle's Kyle Seager is just 1 for 4 against Quintana but he has a homer and 3 RBIs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 36-45-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.8
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 46-37-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
06/12/14 1B Justin Smoak Quad 15-day DL (6/10)
05/20/14 1B Corey Hart Hamstring 15-day DL (5/19)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 60-day DL (4/8)
Chicago White Sox
05/20/14 P Matt Lindstrom Ankle 15-day DL (5/20)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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