Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/24/14
Seattle Mariners (83-74) at Toronto Blue Jays (80-77)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Taijuan Walker (R) (2-2) (3.483) vs. Mark Buehrle (L) (12-10) (3.526)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +103 / Seattle Mariners -113 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, SNET
The Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays play Wednesday night at the Rogers Centre.
The Seattle Mariners aren’t helping their playoff chances, as they’ve lost four straight games. The Mariners main issue during this stretch has been their pitching staff that’s allowed four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.18, which is second in the majors, and they’ve lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Kyle Seager has hit in seven of his last 10 games and Robinson Cano has a six-game hitting streak. Taijuan Walker gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA and has 28 strikeouts in 30 innings. This will be Walker’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have won three of their last four games and are three games above .500. The Blue Jays have torn the cover off the ball in this series, producing 24 runs in the first two games. The Blue Jays have won seven of their eight games when scoring more than three runs. Edwin Encarnacion has six RBIs in this series and Jose Reyes has hit in nine of his last 10 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have an ERA of 4.07, which is 24th in the majors. Starting is Mark Buehrle, who is 12-10 with a 3.53 ERA and has 109 strikeouts in 194 innings. Buehrle is 7-4 with a 3.82 ERA in 17 career games against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Walkers last 5 road starts. The Blue Jays are 19-9 in Buehrles last 28 home starts and 20-7 in Buehrles last 27 starts as a favorite.
The Mariners have been getting rocked in this series, which includes Felix Hernandez on Tuesday. With the way the Blue Jays have been hitting the ball, I'll take them at home here. The Mariners appeared to have given up.