Baltimore Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners - 5/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (21-16) at Baltimore Orioles (23-12)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
W Miley (3-2) (4.91) vs. U Jimenez (2-3) (4.87)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -126 / Seattle Mariners +116 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTNW, MAS2
Coming up Tuesday evening in MLB action, we’ve got game one of a mid-week series between the Seattle Mariners and the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park.
The Mariners are coming off a weekend set with the Angels. Los Angeles swept all three games in that set, 7-6, 9-7 and 3-0. The three losses for Seattle come after last week’s three straight wins over the Rays.
Meanwhile, the Orioles tangled with the Tigers in a four-game set this weekend. Baltimore took the first three games as part of a seven-game win streak, but dropped Sunday’s finale 6-5.
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Seattle will be turning to left-hander Wade Miley for Tuesday’s game. Miley has seven starts and a 3-2 record to his credit this year, resulting in a 4.91 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 44 innings of work. Last Tuesday in his most recent appearance, Miley gave up four runs on four hits in six innings against the Rays for a win.
The Mariners have a pretty solid crew of hitters atop their order. Robinson Cano leads the way on a team-high 45 hits with 23 runs, 12 home runs and 34 RBI. Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager have also contributed quite a bit, as each player has seven home runs and 21 RBI. Ketel Marte is plaing well on 45 hits with 18 runs.
Over on the Orioles’ side, we’ll be seeing right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez take the mound on Tuesday. In his seven starts and 2-3 record in 2016, Jimenez has posted a 4.87 ERA with a 1.72 WHIP in 40.2 innings. On Thursday in his most recent start, Jimenez logged nine hits and five runs (four earned) in five innings for a no-decision against Detroit.
The Baltimore hitters are a capable bunch, with a few notable names up top. Manny Machado has stormed out of the gate this year on 50 hits with 30 runs, both team-highs. Mark Trumbo is also playing very well on 43 hits with 11 homers and 28 RBI. Chris Davis has nine homers with 25 RBI and has managed to keep his BA at a near-respectable .252 so far this year despite 45 strikeouts.
The Mariners are 6-1 in their last seven games against the American League East, and 4-0 in Miley’s last four starts.
As for the Orioles, they’re 7-1 in their last eight overall, and 7-1 in Jimenez’s last eight Tuesday starts.
I’m not thrilled with either Miley or Jimenez these days, but I’ll give the edge to the Orioles based on offense. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the over come in here, either.