Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (46-57) at Minnesota Twins (53-48)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
Mike Montgomery (4-4) (3.20) vs. K Gibson (8-8) (3.48)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -116 / Seattle Mariners +106 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, ROOT-Northwest
The Minnesota Twins look to reverse their recent struggles with the Seattle Mariners in town.
The Seattle Mariners are still mathematically in the American League race but they are not playing well. The Mariners snapped a four game slide with a 6-1 victory at Target Field Friday behind great work on the mound and at the plate. Starter Taijuan Parker was outstanding with a complete game one hitter with eleven K’s with the only hit leaving the yard. Jesus Montero went deep and drove in two with Nelson Cruz also homered and knocked in two while Brad Miller hit a pair of sacrifice fly’s. Mike Montgomery draws the start in game two of their series with Minnesota on Saturday. Montgomery has been up and down lately and he was up the last time out with three runs scored over 6.2 frames of a 4-3 loss to Arizona.
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If the Minnesota Twins expect to stay in the postseason race they had better begin winning. The Twins are really treading water with defeats in five of six following Friday’s loss. Starter Tommy Milone was in constant trouble with four runs allowed on eleven hits over six frames with JR Graham giving up a pair of 9th inning runs. The Minnesota bats were dominated by Taijuan Walker with Miguel Sano cracking a solo homer to erase the shutout and avoid being no hit. Kyle Gibson toes the rubber for the second time against the Mariners this year. Gibson has been hit hard the past two times out with 12 runs scored on 16 hits in 10.1 innings.
The under is 12-4-1 in Seattle’s last 17 road games while the Mariners are 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog. The over is 18-7-1 in Minnesota’s last 26 games as a favorite while the over is 45-22-5 in their last 72 home games with the Twins going 6-2 in Gibson’s last 8 Saturday starts. I could be off base here and will probably sit this one out…