Mariners vs. Rays - 5/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (15-14) at Seattle Mariners (18-13)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
M Moore (1-3) (4.95) vs. Felix Hernandez (2-2) (2.21)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -155 / Tampa Bay Rays +145 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners begin their three-game series Monday night at Safeco Field.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Rays have allowed five runs in their last three games and have allowed three or less runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have an ERA of 3.55 and have won seven of their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 33 hits, Evan Longoria has 15 RBI and Steven Souza Jr. has seven home runs. Matt Moore gets the nod, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Moore is 1-1 with a 1.71 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Mariners have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 3.03 and have won 10 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 39 hits, Kyle Seager has 19 RBI and Nelson Cruz has five home runs. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 2.21 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 7-2 with a 1.90 ERA and 124 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 2-6 in Moores last 8 road starts. The Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 13-5 in Hernandezs last 18 starts with 4 days of rest. The Mariners are 10-0 in Hernandezs last 10 home starts vs. Rays.
All you have to do is take a look at Hernandez's career numbers against the Rays, and you'd know the Mariners are the pick here. Also helps that Seattle is at home. Give me the Mariners.