Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres - 5/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (20-29) at Seattle Mariners (28-20)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
A Cashner (2-4) (4.87) vs. N Karns (4-1) (3.53)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -170 / San Diego Padres +160 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSSD
In MLB action from Safeco Field on Monday, we’ve got the opener of an early-week series between the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners.
The Padres just finished up with the Diamondbacks this weekend. Arizona and San Diego split the first two games, and in the finale Sunday, the Padres lost 6-3.
Meanwhile, the Mariners played the twins this weekend. Seattle dropped both Friday and Saturday’s games. On Sunday, the Mariners dropped a close one 5-4.
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The Padres are going to be starting right-hander Andrew Cashner in Monday’s matchup. Over eight starts and a 2-4 record this year, Cashner holds a 4.87 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP in 40.2 innings. Fresh off the DL, Cashner put up three runs on four hits over six innings against the Giants Tuesday.
The San Diego lineup doesn’t get much press, but they can score when needed. Jon Jay has 21 runs with his 53 hits. Wil Myers is right there alongside with 50 hits, 27 runs and 22 RBI. Matt Kemp is the big swinger this year with his team-high 12 homers, 32 RBI and 23 runs. Kemp whiffed on an 0-for-4 line on Sunday, though.
The Mariners will be countering with right-hander Nate Karns on Monday. In nine starts and a 4-1 record this year, Karns boasts a 3.53 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP in 51 innings. On Tuesday, Karns gave up three runs on five hits in five innings for a no-decision against the A’s.
It’s pretty easy to spot the stars in the Mariners’ offense. Robinson Cano is far ahead on 60 hits, 33 runs, 15 homers and 44 RBI. Cano bagged a solo home run on Sunday. Nelson Cruz has 50 hits with 25 runs and 32 RBI. Kyle Seager is also playing pretty well with 48 hits, 26 runs and 27 RBI.
The Padres are 7-1 in Cashner’s last eight starts with five days’ rest, and 2-5 in Cashner’s last seven starts following a quality start in his previous appearance.
As for the Mariners, they’re 8-3 in their last 11 game ones of a series, and 5-13 in their last 18 Monday games.
I’m not quite sure Cashner is up to speed just yet, so I’ll stick with Karns and the Mariners for a victory in the opener.