Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners 8/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/24/2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Safeco Field in Seattle
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Texas Rangers rookie Nick Martinez (3-9) will try to win his third fourth game in five August starts on Monday night when he takes on Roenis Elias (9-10) and the Seattle Mariners.
Nick Martinez was able to pick up his third win of the year last week when he beat the Miami Marlins on the road. He gave up two runs in six innings of work that day while walking two batters and striking out seven. Martinez still has a very high 5.13 ERA this year and he has walked 3.9 batters per nine innings.
Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson has two hits in his five at-bats against Martinez with two RBI and no strikeouts. Catcher Mike Zunino is 0-for-3 against him with two strikeouts in his career.
Rookie Roenis Elias could only make it through four innings in his outing against the Philadelphia Phillies last week and he ended up taking the loss. He allowed one run on three hits in that start and walked a season-high six batters while striking out four. Elias has struck out 126 batters in 138.2 innings this season and he now has a 4.09 ERA.
Rangers outfielder Alex Rios has two hits in five at-bats against Elias in his career with a double and a walk. Third baseman Adrian Beltre is 1-for-3 against him with a double and an RBI.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 57-61-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -1.1
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 50-71-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
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 15-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)
08/24/14 2B Robinson Cano Undisclosed questionable
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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