Seattle Mariners at Philadelphia Phillies 8/18/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/17/2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
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Monday night, Roenis Elias (9 – 9, 4.14 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Seattle Mariners as they face Jerome Williams (2 - 5, 6.43 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies. Elias makes his 24th start as Williams makes his 4th start and 30th appearance.
Roenis Elias got the win in his last start after allowing just 2 runs and 2 hits (including a home run) in 5.2 innings. He walked 2 while striking out 5. After a 3 game stretch where he allowed 17 runs, Elias has settled down and has only allowed 6 runs in his last 4 outings. He is 4 - 5 in his last 10 starts. Last season at Double-A, Elias was 6 – 11 with a 3.18 ERA in 22 starts.
The rookie lefty from Cuba has never faced the Phillies and will need the advice of the rest of the pitching staff and the scouting report to help him come up with a plan against Philadelphia.
Jerome Williams pitched to a no-decision in his 1st start for the Phillies after coming over from the Texas Rangers. The last time out, Williams surrendered 2 runs and 5 hits (including a homer) in 5.1 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 3. Williams is now with his 3rd team of the season after starting the year with the Houston Astros before going to the Rangers and finally ending up with the Phillies. He was 1 - 2 in 2 starts for the Rangers while he worked out of the bullpen for the Astros. Last season, Williams went 9 – 10 with a 4.57 ERA in 25 starts and 12 relief appearances with the Los Angeles Angels.
In 2013, Williams was 2 – 1 with a 3.50 ERA in 3 starts and a relief appearance against the Mariners. This season, Williams is 0 – 0 in 3 relief appearances against Seattle.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 46-69-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.7
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 63-50-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
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)
08/01/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
07/22/14 RF John Mayberry Wrist 15-day DL (7/21)
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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