Yankees vs. Mariners - 7/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (41-48) at New York Yankees (48-40)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
H Iwakuma (1-1) (5.22) vs. M Pineda (9-5) (3.64)
The Line: New York Yankees -150 / Seattle Mariners +140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
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The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees play game two of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Mariners have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 101 hits and 53 RBI while Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano have combined for 72 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last eight road games. Hisashi Iwakuma gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 5.22 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 1-2 with a 3.33 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Yankees have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Yankees have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 97 hits and 42 RBI while Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 83 RBI. The New York Yankees have won five of their last seven home games. Michael Pineda takes the hill, and he’s 9-5 with a 3.64 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. This will be Pineda’s second career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 0-4 in Iwakumas last 4 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 13-6 in Pinedas last 19 starts. The over is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings.
Pineda has been great overall and even better at home. The Yankees are starting to turn the corner overall and I like them to keep rolling. Give me New York by at least two runs for the ultimate value.