Seattle Mariners vs. Atlanta Braves Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/6/14
Atlanta Braves (58-54) at Seattle Mariners (57-54)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm (Safeco Field)
Julio Teheran (R) (10-7) (2.689) vs. Chris Young (R) (9-6) (3.243)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +104 / Atlanta Braves -114 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Northwest, SportSouth
The Atlanta Braves look to get a winning streak started versus the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
One thing you can expect to see from Atlanta is plenty of inconsistency at the plate where the runs are difficult to come by in stretches. The Braves are in such a funk right now where poor run support has led to six straight defeats heading in to the series opener at Seattle. The offense struggled again and the defense failed starter Alex Wood in a 4-2 loss as he was charged with all four runs but only one was earned over six frames. The bats finished with six hits with Justin Upton and Chris Johnson driving in runs. Atlanta turns to Julio Teheran to control the Seattle bats in his first ever meeting at Safeco Field. Teheran has been the Braves best option on the hill with a 10-7 record 2.69 ERA in 23 starts.
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The Mariners offense hasn't been real strong over the past few weeks and the result has been several wasted performances on the mound. Unfortunately it makes their Wild Card drive a little shaky as well although there is timme to right the ship. Felix Hernandez came to the rescue with another gem that saw him allow a single run on four hits through eight innings pitched to pick up win number 12. The offense posted four hits and four bases on balls with Austin Jackson and and Logan Morrison driving in runs with the latter also scoring. Chris Young gets the call to the mound Tuesday against the unpredictable offense of the Braves. Young struggled in a 6-5 win at Cleveland with four runs aloowed on seven hits over 5.1 innings.
I have no desire to back Atlanta and no desire to back Young so I'm in a quandry. I'll take Seattle because of the better odds and that's it...