Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/13/2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9:10 PM on FSSW, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Texas Rangers - Saunders, J (0-2) vs. Seattle Mariners - Ramirez, E (1-4)
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Joe Saunders will be making his fifth start of the season for the Texas Rangers on Saturday night when he faces 24-year-old Erasmo Ramirez and the Seattle Mariners.
Joe Saunders gave up just two earned runs in his start against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, but he ended up taking his second loss of the year. He went 5.1 innings in that outing and gave up seven hits while walking four and striking out no one. Through 20 innings this season, Saunders is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA.
Veteran Willie Bloomquist has gone up against Saunders 15 times and is 1-for-14 with a walk and a strikeout. John Buck and Logan Morrison are the only Mariners who have hit home runs of the left-hander.
On Monday, Erasmo Ramirez didn't give up a run to the Tampa Bay Rays, but he only ended up going 4.2 innings in that game. In the no decision, he allowed four hits and walked a season-high five batters while also striking out five. His ERA went down with that start, but it is still far too high at 5.97 and he has given up over two home runs per nine innings.
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has just one hit in six at-bats against Ramirez with a walk and a strikeout. Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is 1-for-2 against him with a solo home run.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 34-27-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -0.6
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 29-33-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
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 15-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 15-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
06/12/14 1B Justin Smoak Quad 15-day DL (6/10)
06/12/14 CF Michael Saunders Shoulder 15-day DL (6/11)
05/20/14 1B Corey Hart Hamstring 15-day DL (5/19)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 60-day DL (4/8)
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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