Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians 7/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/28/2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:05 PM on ROOT, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Seattle Mariners - Iwakuma, H (8-5) vs. Cleveland Indians - Bauer, T (4-5)
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Tuesday night, the Seattle Mariners will take the field behind Hisashi Iwakuma as they take on the Cleveland Indians and Trevor Bauer. It will be the 17 th start for Iwakuma and the 15th for Bauer.
Hisashi Iwakuma took the loss his last time out and that lowered his record to 8 - 5 with a 3.09 ERA. In the defeat, Iwakuma surrendered 4 runs and 7 hits (including a homer) in 7 innings of work. He didn't issue any walks as he struck out 5. The loss was Iwakuma's first in nearly a month as had gone 3 - 0 in his previous 4 starts. In 2013, Iwakuma finished the year with a 14 - 6 record with a 2.66 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Iwakuma didn't get the decision in his only outing against the Indians despite allowing 5 runs and 7 hits (including 2 home runs) in 6 innings. Cleveland is batting .266 against Iwakuma with 17 hits, 3 homers and 9 RBIs in 64 at-bats.
Trevor Bauer saw his record fall to 4 - 5 with a 3.93 ERA after losing his last start. In that loss, Bauer gave up just 3 runs and 6 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 7. But his offense fell short and Bauer got the loss. Bauer is throwing a lot of pitches in each start (over 100 in 7 of his last 8 starts) and will need to show some economy in his pitches as the 2nd half continues. Last season, Bauer started just 4 games and ended the season with a 1 -2 record and an ERA of 5.29.
In 2013, Bauer didn't face the Mariners but he has a start against them this season. In that outing, he took the loss after allowing 3 runs on 9 hits (including a homer) in 6.1 innings.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 40-61-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.5
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 54-48-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is 0.1
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)
07/08/14 P Justin Masterson Knee 15-day DL (7/7)
07/06/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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