Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (18-19) at Seattle Mariners (16-20)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
S Wright (1-0) (4.22) vs. J Paxton (1-2) (3.18)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -146 / Boston Red Sox +136 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners and the Boston Red Sox face off on Sunday at Safeco Field as they close out their MLB series.
The Seattle Mariners continued their struggles at the plate on Saturday as they lost to the Red Sox. Brad Miller hit two home runs and Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison each had hits as the Mariners scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez allowed seven hits and four runs while striking out five over 6.0 innings to take his first loss of the year and fall to 6-1 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Mariners start James Paxton who has allowed 37 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 35 over 39.2 innings for a 1-2 record and a 4.31 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox continue to try and get to the right side of .500 as they beat the Mariners on Saturday. David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval each hit home runs and Blake Swihart had two hits as the Red Sox scored four runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello allowed five hits and two runs while striking out six over 6.1 innings to get the win to go to 4-2 for the season and Koji Uehara earned his ninth save. For Sunday’s game the Red Sox start Steven Wright who has allowed 12 hits and five runs while striking out five over 10.2 innings for a 1-0 record and a 4.22 ERA.
Seattle is 4-2 against a team with a losing record, 5-3 in their last eight home games, and 2-5 in Paxton’s last seven starts. Boston is 1-5 in their last six Sunday games, 4-10 against the AL West, and 7-16 against a left-handed starter. Boston is 2-4 in the last six meetings of these two.
I don’t love this one but it is just a lean to the Mariners but I am finding it tough to lay these kind of odds on a team that just doesn’t hit.