Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers 8/17/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/16/2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Sunday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners will take the field behind Chris Young (11 - 6, 3.20 ERA) as they square off against the Detroit tigers and Robbie Ray (1 -2, 5.31 ERA). Young will make his 24th start and 25th appearance as Ray makes his 5th start and 6th appearance.
Chris Young notched his 2nd win in as many starts his last time out. In the victory, Young allowed just a run on 2 hits in 6 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 3. It's been over a month since Young has registered a loss and he is 5 -2 in his last 10 outings. Young has been solid as he makes his way back from a nerve condition in his shoulder that cost him much of the 2013 season.
Young has already faced the Tigers once this season and it was a very productive outing for him. He got the win after holding Detroit to 2 runs and 3 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings.
Robbie Ray took the loss his last time out in his 1st start since being recalled from Triple-A Toledo. Ray surrendered 4 runs and 6 hits in 5 innings of work. He walked 2 batters and struck out 5. After 2 very good starts in his first stint in the Majors back in May, Ray has taken a step back. But as long as starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez is out, Ray will be expected to contribute.
Ray has never faced the Mariners and will need to summon some confidence along with the help of the scouting report if he wants to add another victory to his stats.
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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