Seattle Mariners at Miami Marlins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/17/2014
Friday, April 18, 7:10 PM on ROOT, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Seattle - Young, C (0-0) vs. Miami - Eovaldi, N (1-1)
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35-year-old righty Chris Young will be hoping to build off of his first start of the season when the Seattle Mariners go up against Nate Eovaldi and the Miami Marlins.
Chris Young started his first game in the majors since 2012 and was able to go six innings against the Oakland Athletics without giving up a run. He walked three and only struck out two, but the A's could muster just four hits against the big righty. Young's fastball averaged 86 mph in the start, which is the fastest it has been since 2008.
Greg Dobbs is the only player on the Marlins who has faced Young more than six times, but he has only been able to get four hits off of him in 18 career at-bats. Giancarlo Stanton has had success against Young in limited appearances, hitting two of his three hits for home runs in five matchups.
Nate Eovaldi threw the ball accurately against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night, but he did give up seven hits and four earned runs in 6.1 innings pitched. He was able to strike out five and walked none in that outing, so the young right-hander looked pretty good despite giving up those runs.
Eovaldi really likes to face the Mariners' Willie Bloomquist, who has zero hits against him in 11 career plate appearances. Corey Hart has also found it hard to figure out Eovaldi, striking out twice and going hitless in seven at-bats.
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle is 6-8-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle is +0.9
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 11-4-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami is +0.1
Injuries to Watch
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 15-day DL (4/15)
04/16/14 1B Logan Morrison Hamstring 15-day DL (4/14)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 15-day DL (4/8)
03/30/14 P Hisashi Iwakuma Finger 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Stephen Pryor Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Taijuan Walker Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 CF Franklin Gutierrez Hamstring out indefinitely
04/09/14 P Jacob Turner Shoulder 15-day DL (4/4)
03/28/14 3B Ed Lucas Hand 15-day DL (3/28)
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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