Blue Jays vs. Mariners - 5/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (19-22) at Toronto Blue Jays (19-25)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
J Paxton (2-2) (2.64) vs. M Buehrle (5-3) (5.36)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -121 / Seattle Mariners +111 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-NW, RSN, MLB Net
The Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays play game two of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Mariners have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 56 hits and 34 RBI while Kyle Seager and Logan Morrison have combined for 35 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have lost five of their last eight games. James Paxton gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.59 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Paxton’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 51 hits and 28 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Russell Martin have combined for 52 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost four of their last six home games. Mark Buehrle takes the hill, and he’s 5-3 with a 5.36 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Buehrle is 8-4 with a 3.56 ERA and 72 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 0-6 in Paxtons last 6 road starts. The Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 23-9 in Buehrles last 32 home starts. The Mariners are 17-37 in the last 54 meetings in Toronto.
We're getting plus money against a team that can't win games with any type of consistency. The M's are the play as more of a fade against the Blue Jays.