Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers 9/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/6/2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Globe Life Park in Arlington
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On Sunday afternoon, second-year starter James Paxton (5-1) will be going for his third win in a row when the Seattle Mariners take on Derek Holland (0-0) and the Texas Rangers.
In his eighth start of the season last week, James Paxton was able to beat the Oakland Athletics on the road. He pitched 7.2 innings in that game and gave up just two runs on four base hits while striking out two hitters and walking three. Paxton now has a 1.91 ERA on the season and he has only given up 6.9 hits per nine innings.
The Rangers are one of the few teams that Paxton has already faced this year. Third baseman Adrian Beltre was 2-for-3 against him in that game with two singles.
Left-hander Derek Holland made his first start of the season last week and was able to beat the Kansas City Royals on the road. He gave up just one runs on six base hits in his seven innings of work that day while walking no one and striking out six. He threw 70 of his 105 pitches for strikes in the win and only gave up five line-drives.
Mariners All-Star Robinson Cano is 8-for-25 against Holland in his career with two doubles, a triple and a home run. Dustin Ackley is just 5-for-24 against him with two walks and eight strikeouts.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 56-76-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.7
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 60-70-10 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)
09/05/14 C Robinson Chirinos Neck questionable
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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