Washington Nationals at Seattle Mariners 8/31/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/30/2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Safeco Field in Seattle
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Second-year starter Tanner Roark (12-8), who has a 2.41 ERA in his last three starts, will take the mound for the Washington Nationals when they face Hisashi Iwakuma (12-6) and the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon.
Tanner Roark had a pretty good outing against the Philadelphia Phillies last Monday, but he ended up taking the loss. Roark pitched six innings in that game and gave up two runs on five base hits while striking out two batters and walking one. Roark now has a 2.81 ERA on the year and he has only given up 144 hits in 166.2 innings of work.
Mariners veteran Chris Denorfia has one hit in four at-bats against Roark with no walks and no strikeouts. Outfielder Logan Morrison is 0-for-2 against him with a walk and a strikeout.
Hisashi Iwakuma had his shortest outing of the season last week when he took the no decision against the Boston Red Sox. He only made it through 2.1 innings in that game and allowed five runs on six hits while striking out one and walking one. Despite that blip, Iwakuma still has a very good 2.83 ERA this season and he has only given up 133 hits in 149.1 innings.
Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera is just 1-for-10 against Iwakuma in his career with a walk and three strikeouts. Veteran Nate Schierholtz is 0-for-4 against him with a strikeout.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 65-55-12 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 52-73-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
08/27/14 LF Kevin Frandsen Knee questionable
08/11/14 RF Steven Souza Shoulder 15-day DL (8/10)
08/07/14 P Taylor Jordan Elbow 60-day DL (8/5)
08/05/14 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder 60-day DL (8/2); out for season
07/25/14 P Matt Purke Elbow 60-day DL (7/25)
07/23/14 LF Ryan Zimmerman Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
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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