Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/27/14
Texas Rangers (51-79) at Seattle Mariners (71-59)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm (Safeco Field)
Colby Lewis (R) (8-11) (5.540) vs. Felix Hernandez (R) (13-4) (2.073)
The Line: Seattle Mariners / Texas Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Southwest, ROOT-Northwest
The Texas Rangers look to deal the Seattle Mariners playoff drive a blow with a win on Wednesday.
The Texas Rangers have been playing the role of spoiler for quite some time and have done a pretty good job at it the past few weeks. Not on Tuesday however in a 5-0 defeat at Petco Park where the pitching and hitting came up short. Nicholas Martinez was charged with all five runs on six hits and four BB over five frames to fall to 3-10. Martinez didn't get any support from a four hit, four walk attack that saw Adrian Beltre rap a pair of singles. A struggling Colby Lewis gets the call to the mound versus the Seattle Mariners for the 4th time this season. Lewis has had problems lately with three consecutive defeats where he has a 5.82 ERA.
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The Seattle Mariners are enjoying their best season in recent memory but since they are in the toughest division in baseball the reward is possibly a Wild Card if they continue to play well. The Mariners stayed right in the middle of the Wild Card discussion with Tuesday's victory. James Paxton improved to 4-1 with a four hit shutout through 6.1 frames. That effort wasn't wasted with the M's posting seven hits and five walks with Endy Chavez driving in two while Robinson Cano smacked homer number 12. The Seattle Mariners send Erasmo Ramirez to the bump for Wednesday's afternoon bout with the Rangers. Ramirez has gone 1-5 on the season with an ERA just north of four covering 64.1 innings of work.
Ramirez is somewhat of a mystery to me as he seems to have potential but isn't consistent. On the flip side Lewis has struggled in 2014 and I'm hoping the struggles continue but I need to see a line so please check back...