Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/8/2014
Monday, June 9, 2014, 12:10 PM on ROOT
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Seattle Mariners - Ramirez, E (1-4) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Price, D (4-5)
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Monday afternoon, Erasmo Ramirez will get the call for the Seattle Mariners as they take on David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays. It will be Ramirez’s 8th start and Price’s 14th.
Erasmo Ramirez pitched to a no-decision in his last start and that held his record at 1 – 4 with a 6.82 ERA. The last outing was rough for Ramirez as he allowed 5 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) in just 3 innings. He walked a batter while striking out 4. Ramirez hasn’t posted a win since his first start of the year. Last season, he went 5 - 3 with a 4.98 ERA in 13 starts and a relief appearance.
In 2013, Ramirez was 1 – 0 with a 3.18 ERA in 2 starts against the Rays. But Ramirez would be wise to pitch around Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist. Zobrist is 4 of 7 with 2 homers and 3 RBIs against the right-hander.
David Price saw his record drop to 4- 5 with a 4.03 ERA after losing his last outing. In that start, Price gave up 5 runs on 9 hits (including a home run) in 7.1 innings of work. He didn’t walk anyone while striking out 11. Despite the loss, it was the 3rd outing this season where Price had 8 or more strikeouts. In 2013, he averaged 7.28 strikeouts per 9 innings en route to a 10 – 8 record and a 3.33 ERA in 27 starts.
Last season, Price pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Mariners after allowing 4 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings. This season, Price beat the Mariners after going the distance and allowing just a run on 6 hits while striking out 12.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 28-28-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.4
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 31-27-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.8
Injuries to Watch
05/20/14 1B Corey Hart Hamstring 15-day DL (5/19)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
04/16/14 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 Taijuan Walker Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-day DL (5/31)
05/28/14 C Ryan Hanigan Hamstring 15-day DL (5/27)
05/26/14 LF Brandon Guyer Thumb 15-day DL (5/25)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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