Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick-Odds-Prediction - 7/6/14
Seattle Mariners (47-39) at Chicago White Sox (41-46)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Taijuan Walker (R) (1-0) (4.500) vs. Hector Noesi (R) (2-5) (4.609)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +100 / Seattle Mariners -110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, FS-Midwest
The Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox conclude their weekend set at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday.
Seattle hasn't been a factor in the American Leaague West at this point in the season for a long time but they are in 2014 with a combination of hitting and pitching leading the way. The Mariners have been playing well and took another step in the right direction with a 3-2, 14 inning victory over the White Sox on Saturday. The pitching stole the show with Felix Hernandez allowing both runs over eight innings with five relievers keeping the CWS at bay. Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders ripped RBI hits to tie the score 2-2 in the 9th with Brad Miller doubling in the game winner in the 14th. The Mariners turn to Taijuan Walker for Sunday's start at the White Sox. Walker has just four career starts to his credit where he has gone 2-0 with an ERA below four.
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The White Sox are trying to reach the .500 mark with the hopes of making a strong second half run and perhaps getting themselves in to the American Leaugue Central conversation. Chicago hasn't been playing bad but let one get away Saturday with the late inning pitching doing them in. Jose Quintana tossed 7.2 scoreless innings before Eric Surkamp and Zach Putman allowing single runs in the 9th to blow a 2-0 lead before Ronald Belisario allowed the game winner in the 14th. The offense struggled throughout with four hits and a pair of free passes with Dayan Viciedo knocking in runs. Hector Noesi gets the call to the mound in the final game of their series with the visiting Mariners. Noesi is 2-6 with a 5.33 ERA over 12 outings.
I have no idea what Walker is going to do especially with three of his starts coming against Houston. I will back the Seattle bats but this one is completely up for grabs...