Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers 9/4/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/3/2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Globe Life Park in Arlington
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Thursday night, Roenis Elias (9 - 12, 3.97 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Seattle Mariners as they face Scott Baker (3 - 3, 5.23 ERA) and the Texas Rangers. Elias will make his 27th start as Baker makes his 7th start and 24th appearance.
Roenis Elias took his 3rd straight loss in his last start. In 6 innings of work, Elias allowed 3 runs on 6 hits (including a home run). He struck out 5 while walking 2. Elias has had some good starts in recent week but you can't tell that by looking at his record. Some bad luck, some bad pitching and some lack of run support have led to his 2 - 7 record in his last 10 starts. He was 6 - 11 with a 3.18 ERA in 22 starts at Double-A before getting the call.
This season, Elias is 1 - 1 in 3 starts against the Rangers with the loss coming just a little over a week ago after he surrendered only a run on 3 hits in 5 innings.
Scott Baker got his 3rd straight victory in his last appearance. In a 6.1 inning effort, Baker surrendered 2 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) while walking a batter and striking out 3. Not accounting a loss back in mid-July, Baker has been sharp most of the times he has taken the mound. In his last 10 appearances, Baker is 3 - 1. Last season, he didn't record a decision in 3 starts for the Chicago Cubs.
Baker didn't face the Mariners in 2013 but he has seen most of the lineup before. Seattle is batting .247 against Baker with 22 hits, a homer and 7 RBIs in 89 at-bats.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 55-75-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.7
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 59-69-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is -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
07/11/14 CF Michael Saunders Side 15-day DL (7/10)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
08/29/14 LF James Adduci Concussion 7-day DL (8/29)
08/26/14 LF Shin-Soo Choo Elbow 60-day DL (8/26), out for season
08/13/14 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 LF Jake Smolinski Foot 15-day DL (7/22)
06/11/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 60-day DL (6/11)
06/10/14 1B Mitch Moreland Ankle 15-day DL (6/8)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 60-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 60-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 60-day DL (4/23); out for season
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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