Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers 8/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/15/2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Saturday night, the Seattle Mariners and Felix Hernandez (13 - 3, 1.95 ERA) will take on the Detroit Tigers and David Price (11 - 8, 3.21 ERA) in what could turn out to be a pitcher's duel. Both pitchers will make their 26th starts of the season.
Felix Hernandez chalked up another victory in his last outing. In the win, "King Felix" surrendered just a run (on a solo homer) and 3 hits in 7 innings of work. He struck out 8 without walking anyone. Hernandez has not surrendered more than 2 runs in his last 10 starts and is 5 - 1 in that span of time. He has posted more victories this season than he did in 2013 when he went 12 - 10 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts.
Last season, Hernandez pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Tigers despite allowing just a run and 5 hits in 8 innings. The Tigers are batting .288 against Hernandez with 69 hits, 5 home runs and 20 RBIs in 240 at-bats.
David Price pitched his 2nd straight no-decision in his last start and he has yet to get a victory for the Tigers since coming over from the Tampa Bay Rays. His last time out, Price gave up 4 runs and 5 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 6. Even without the decisions in his last 2 outings, Price is still 6 - 2 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Price went 10 - 8 with an ERA of 3.33 in 27 starts for the Rays.
In 2013, Price didn't get the decision in his only start against the Mariners. Earlier this season, he lost to Seattle despite allowing just 3 runs and 7 hits in 8 innings of work.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 46-69-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.7
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 60-54-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
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)
08/12/14 P Justin Verlander Shoulder questionable
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
08/10/14 P Joakim Soria Oblique 15-day DL (8/10)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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