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tuesday mlb

tuesday mlb

Seattle vs. Colorado, 08/04/2015 20:40 EDT, Score: 10 - 4

Money Line: -111 Seattle

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Win

10-unit Play Take #929 Seattle Mariners over Colorado Rockies (8:40pm EST) Once again the American League is beating up on the National League. Coming into today's action, the AL leads the NL by 11 games in interleague play. While the top teams in the NL are certainly holding their own, it's the bottom feeders that have really struggled against the AL. The Rockies are a miserable 2-13 against AL teams this season, including an 8-7 loss to the Mariners last night. These two squads will go at it again on Tuesday as Vidal Nuno and Jonathan Gray square off. This will be the first start of the season for both of these young hurlers. Nuno has made 21 appearances out of the bullpen for Seattle, and has posted an impressive 2.02 ERA. Going through the lineup multiple times is obviously a lot tougher than throwing one inning at a time, but Nuno does have plenty of experience as a starting pitcher. He's been pitching as a starter all through the minors and broke into the league as one in 2014 making 28 starts. He has good stuff has really improved in the area of putting guys away this season. He has a strong 9.6 strikeout rate per nine innings and is walking just a hair over two batters per nine. Pitching in Coors is no easy task, but I expect Nuno to hold his own for at least six innings today. Gray makes his big league debut in this one for the Rocks. He has been one of the top pitcher's in Colorado's system for a couple of years, so there will be lots of eyeballs on the youngster. Gray has great stuff but he couldn't really put it all together at Triple-A this season. He had a 4.33 ERA in 21 games and struggled with his command frequently. I trust Nuno over the rookie, and this Mariners team is the better team all around. Take Seattle at a gift of a price.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports


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