Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros 7/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/30/2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 8:10 PM on ROOT, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Seattle Mariners - Iwakuma, H (5-4) vs. Houston Astros - Cosart, J (8-5)
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Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma will try to get over his recent struggles when he faces Jarred Cosart and the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Last Wednesday, Hisashi Iwakuma had his shortest outing of the year against the Boston Red Sox and ended up suffering his fourth loss. He pitched just four innings in that game and allowed five runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out three. Iwakuma now has a 5-4 record on the season with a solid 3.48 ERA.
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has six hits in his 16 at-bats against Iwakuma with a double and three RBI. Infielder Marwin Gonzalez has six hits in 10 at-bats against him with a double and a home run.
Big right-hander Jarred Cosart beat the Atlanta Braves last week, which was his fourth win in a row. He pitched seven innings in that start and allowed just one earned run on six hits while walking two and striking out two. Cosart is now 8-5 on the year and he has only given up a total of six home runs in 95 innings of work.
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is 1-for-3 against Cosart in his career with a home run, six walks and two RBI. Brad Miller has zero hits against him in six matchups and he has been struck out by the right-hander twice.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 34-44-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.6
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 36-44-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.6
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)
06/30/14 CF Dexter Fowler Back questionable
06/28/14 P Dallas Keuchel Wrist questionable
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
06/16/14 P Josh Fields Forearm 15-day DL (6/15)
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
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