Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels 9/15/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/14/2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim
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On Monday night, Hisashi Iwakuma (14-7), who is 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA in his last seven starts, will be on the mound for the Seattle Mariners when they take on Matt Shoemaker (15-4) and the Los Angeles Angels.
Last Wednesday against the Houston Astros, Hisashi Iwakuma could only make it through 4.1 innings and ended up losing the game. He gave up four runs on six hits in that start while walking two batters and striking out six. He now has a 3.11 ERA on the season and he has only walked 0.9 batters per nine innings.
Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick has seven hits in his 19 at-bats against Iwakuma with three doubles. Outfielder Mike Trout is just 4-for-22 against him with a walk and six strikeouts.
Last week, Matt Shoemaker beat the Texas Rangers on the road for his 15th win of the season. He went 6.2 innings in that outing and gave up just one earned run on seven base hits while walking no one and striking out two. Shoemaker has been able to strike out 119 batters in 128.1 innings this season and he has a solid 3.16 ERA.
Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders has one hit in three at-bats against Shoemaker in his career with a walk, a home run and two RBI. Justin Smoak is hitless in five at-bats against the right-hander with a strikeout.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 57-80-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.7
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 72-69-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 1
Injuries to Watch
09/10/14 LF Dustin Ackley Foot questionable
09/02/14 DH Jesus Montero Suspension out indefinitely
08/08/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 60-day DL (7/24); out for season
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
Los Angeles Angels
09/11/14 P Huston Street Hamstring questionable
09/11/14 LF Josh Hamilton Shoulder out indefinitely
08/22/14 P Garrett Richards Knee 60-day DL (8/21), out for season
08/03/14 P Joe Thatcher Ankle 15-day DL (8/3)
08/01/14 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm 60-day DL (7/31), out for season
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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