Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels 9/17/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/16/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim
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On Wednesday night, second-year starter James Paxton (6-2), who has a 1.83 ERA in three starts this month, will be on the mound for the Seattle Mariners when they face C.J. Wilson (12-9) and the Los Angeles Angels.
James Paxton won his sixth game of the year last Friday when he was able to beat the Oakland Athletics on the road. He went six innings in that start and gave up just two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out eight batters and walking three. Through 10 starts this year, Paxton has a very solid 1.83 ERA and he has only given up 45 hits in 59 innings.
Angels third baseman David Freese is 2-for-6 against Paxton in his career with a walk and a solo home run. Veteran outfielder Josh Hamilton is hitless in five at-bats against him with no walks and four strikeouts.
Left-hander C.J. Wilson won his second game in a row last Friday when he defeated the Houston Astros as home. He pitched five innings innings in that start and gave up three runs (two earned) on seven base hits while walking three and striking out six. Wilson now has a 4.61 ERA, which is his highest ERA since back in 2008.
Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak is 9-for-35 against Wilson in his career with a double, three home runs and 10 RBI. Kyle Seager is just 3-for-28 against him with three walks and 13 strikeouts.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 58-83-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.6
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 74-71-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 1.1
Injuries to Watch
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
09/16/14 P Matt Shoemaker Ribs questionable
09/15/14 1B Albert Pujols 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
08/01/14 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)
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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