Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/13/14
Tampa Bay Rays (16-22) at Seattle Mariners (19-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
David Price (L) (3-3) (4.529) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (R) (2-0) (2.454)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +105 / Tampa Bay Rays -115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SunSports, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays square off in game two of their series at Safeco Field.
Tampa Bay has been struggling at the plate and it hasn't helped in the win column as the work on the mound hasn't been strong enough to carry the load. Neither the arms or bats were effective in a series opening 12-5 defeat at Seattle which saddled the Rays with losses in seven of nine. Cesar Ramos gave up eight early runs and nine overall (five earned) on eleven hits in 6.1 innings. The offense consisted of ten hits and a walk with Ryan Hanigan swinging the big bat with a pair of hits and four RBI's. Left hander David Price looks to regain his Cy Young form when he faces the Mariners in game two. Price has yet to hit his stride with a 3-3 record and 4.53 ERA in eight starts covering 53.1 frames.
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Seattle has alternated wins and losses over the past six contests as they are treading water while trying to go on another hot streak. The good news the last few weeks is the offense has been scoring runs and the pitching hasn't had the weight of the world on their shoulders. Felix Hernandez wasn't his normal fearsome self but didn't need to be with four runs plated on eight hits in six innings being a winning effort. The bats pounded out 14 hits and walked three times with Stefen Romero going deep and driving in three with Justin Smoak and Mike Zunino also going deep. Robinson Cano and Corey Hart also got involved in the scoring spree with two runs knocked in. The Mariners send lefty Hisashi Iwakuma to the bump to face visiting Tampa Bay Tuesday. Iwakuma is hoping to build on his 1-0 victory over Kansas City where he tossed eight shutout innings.
David Price id the best Tampa Bay has to offer but he has yet to hit his stride while Iwakuma is a very solid number two behind Hernandez for the Mariners. I'll take a shot with Seattle who are swing the bats...