Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/6/2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 3:10 PM on ROOT, SUN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Seattle Mariners - Elias, R (4-4) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Cobb, A (1-3)
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Lefty Roenis Elias is coming off his first-career shutout and will be looking to take that momentum into his next start when the Seattle Mariners go up against Alex Cobb and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon.
Last Sunday, Roenis Elias pitched the best game of his short career by going nine scoreless innings against the Detroit Tigers. He gave up three hits and only walked one batter in those nine innings of work while striking out eight. Through Elias' first 12 Major League starts, he is 4-4 with a 3.53 ERA and he has struck out 65 batters while only giving up seven home runs.
The Rays, who will be facing Elias for the first time on Saturday, can expect to see the left-hander's 92 mph fastball about 55 percent of the time, and his 79 mph curveball about 24 percent of the time.
Alex Cobb lost for the third time this season on Monday when he was defeated by the Miami Marlins on the road. He gave up three earned runs on five hits in his six innings of work that day while walking two and striking out five. Despite his 1-3 record, Cobb has pitched pretty well this season. He has only given up 29 hits through 36.2 innings and he has struck out 32 batters.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is 7-for-21 against Cobb in his career with a double a three home runs.
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 30-27-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.7
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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