Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 7/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (48-48) at Seattle Mariners (44-52)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
R Dickey (3-10) (4.70) vs. Felix Hernandez (11-5) (2.77)
The Line: Seattle Mariners / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays kick off a weekend series at Safeco Field on Friday.
The Toronto Blue Jays are second in the American League East despite playing right around .500 baseball on the year. The Blue Jays might be on the verge of a hot streak after Thursday’s 5-2 win at Oakland was their third in four games. RA Dickey had the knuckler working with both runs plated on five hits and a pair of BB through 8.1 innings. The Jays did their damage on eight hits and a base on balls. Russell Martin went deep and drove in three with two runs while Josh Donaldson going solo. Drew Hutchison draws Friday’s start at the Mariners. In 19 starts Hutchison is an impressive 9-1 despite a high 5.19 ERA covering 104 innings pitched.
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The Seattle Mariners are still alive in the American League West race but they are heading in the wrong direction. The Mariners reversed their fortunes for a day with a 3-2, 12 inning road win against David Price and the Tigers. Starter Hisashi Iwakuma kept his team alive with both runs plated on six hits while striking out seven over seven frames while four relievers tossed five scoreless innings. The M’s mustered nine hits and walked four times with Kyle Seagar and Mark Trumbo driving in runs while Mike Zunino doubled in Chris Taylor with the winner in the 12th. Ace Felix Hernandez looks to bounce back in to the win column against visiting Toronto. Hernandez did not get a decision in a 2-1 loss at the Yankees with a run allowed on five hits and a trio of BB in six frames.
Toronto are 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games and are 4-10 in their last 14 games on grass. The over is 7-1-1 in Seattle’s last 9 home games while the under is 9-2-1 in their last 12 overall and is 7-2-1 in the Mariners last 10 on grass. I’m going with the King even though he has had some problems with Toronto…