Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/11/14
New York Yankees (31-31) at Seattle Mariners (34-29)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Masahiro Tanaka (R) (9-1) (2.020) vs. Chris Young (R) (5-3) (3.528)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +150 / New York Yankees -160 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, ROOT-NW
The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners will play game two of a three-game series on Wednesday.
The Yankees won game one, but have lost six of their last nine games overall and are one game above a .500 record. While the Yankees pitching has been dreadful with an ERA of 4.03, it’s been their offense that has scored three or fewer runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Yankees are 8-20 when scoring less than four runs this season. Jacoby Ellsbury has a 14-game hitting streak. Masahiro Tanaka gets the nod, and he’s 9-1 with a 2.02 ERA and has 92 strikeouts in 84.2 innings. This will be Tanaka’s first career game against the Mariners.
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The Mariners have won eight of their last 10 games and have improved to four games above a .500 record. The Mariners have allowed three or less run in seven of their last 10 games and have an ERA of 3.39. The Mariners offense has also been playing well and is 26-8when scoring more than three runs this season. Robinson Cano has 14 hits in his last 10 games. Chris Young gets the start, and he’s 5-3 with a 3.42 ERA and has 33 strikeouts in 68.1 innings. Young is 2-0 with a 4.43 ERA in four career starts against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 9-1 in Tanaka's last 10 starts and 5-1 in Tanaka's last 6 road starts. The Mariners are 4-0 in Young's last 4 home starts and 4-1 in Young's last 5 starts with 4 days of rest.
A baseballbetting rule should be to never bet against Tanaka. With the line where it currently sits, I have no choice but to take the Yanks runline to give this pick some value.