Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners 8/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/26/2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Safeco Field in Seattle
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Wednesday afternoon, the Texas Rangers will give the ball to Colby Lewis (8 – 11, 5.54 ERA) as they square off against the Seattle Mariners and Felix Hernandez (13 – 4, 2.07 ERA). It will be the 24th start for Lewis and the 28th for Hernandez.
Colby Lewis dropped his 3rd straight game in his last start. Lewis surrendered 4 runs and 6 hits (including 2 home runs) in 6 innings of work. He struck out 2 without issuing any walks. Lewis has run the gamut in his last few outings as he has at times displayed brilliance and at other times, displayed mediocrity. In his last 10 trips to the mound, Lewis is 3 - 6. Lewis missed all of 2013 with right elbow surgery and right hip surgery.
Lewis started the season at Triple-A Round Rock but after getting called up, he made his 1st start of the season against Seattle. In 3 starts against the Mariners this season, Lewis is 0 – 2.
Felix Hernandez turned in a decent start his last time out but he still didn’t get the decision. In 5.2 innings of work, Hernandez surrendered 3 runs (on a 3 run homer) and 5 hits as he walked 2 and struck out 7. The 3 runs were the most for Hernandez since the middle of May. Although he is 5 - 2 in his last 10 starts, he could have easily won more games if he had received some run support. Last season, Hernandez was 12 - 10 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts.
In 2013, Hernandez struggled against Texas and went 0 – 4 with a 7.57 ERA in 5 starts. This season, he is 0 – 1 in 3 starts against the Rangers.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 57-62-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -1.1
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 51-71-7 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 Illness 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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