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New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/2/14

Seattle Mariners (27-28) at New York Yankees (29-25)

MLB Baseball: Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Felix Hernandez (R) (7-1) (2.571) vs. David Phelps (R) (1-2) (3.177)

The Line: New York Yankees +115 / Seattle Mariners -125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-NW, YES

The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees will make up a postponed game on Monday night.

The Mariners have lost five of their last nine games and are currently sitting at a .500 record. The reason for the inconsistencies is a Mariners pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Mariners are 7-19 when allowing more than three runs this season. Offensively, Kyle Seager has six hits in his last four games and Robinson Cano hasn’t been in the lineup in four straight games. Taking the mound is Felix Hernandez, who is 7-1 with a 2.57 ERA and has 83 strikeouts in 84 innings. Hernandez is 8-5 with a 2.89 ERA in 16 career starts against the Yankees.

New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/2/14

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The Yankees have won five of their last eight games and are a decent three games above a .500 record. The Yankees pitching remains wildly inconsistent, but the batting lineup managed just six runs in three games against a Minnesota Twins pitching rotation that is the worst in the league. The Yankees are 6-16 when scoring three or less runs. Jacoby Ellsbury is on a six-game hitting streak and has eight RBI in his last 10 games. Getting the nod is David Phelps, who is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA and has 38 strikeouts in 40 innings. This is Phelps’ second career start against the Mariners. 

The Mariners are 5-2 in Hernandez's last 7 road starts and 4-1 in Hernandez's last 5 starts as a road favorite. The Yankees are 5-2 in Phelps' last 7 starts with 5 days of rest and 1-4 in Phelps' last 5 starts. The Mariners are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York.

There should be a law that says you always take Hernandez when he's either getting plus money or has low juice. With that being the case in this spot, I'm taking the Mariners to get the job done. 

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Seattle Mariners -125

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