Mariners vs. Pirates - 6/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (37-41) at Seattle Mariners (39-38)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Jameson Taillon (1-1) (4.50) vs. W Miley (6-3) (5.28)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -132 / Pittsburgh Pirates +122 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners end their two-game series late Wednesday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Pirates have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an ERA of 4.52 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 89 hits, Gregory Polanco has 44 RBI and Andrew McCutchen has 12 home runs. Jameson Taillon gets the nod, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. This will be Taillon’s first career game against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Seattle Mariners offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 96 hits, Nelson Cruz has 53 RBI and Kyle Seager has 15 home runs. Wade Miley takes the hill, and he’s 6-3 with a 5.28 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Miley is 2-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 8-2 in Mileys last 10 starts. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
The Pirates continue to be impossible to back, as they're not scoring runs and their pitching staff gets rocked on a nightly basis. Not like the Mariners are playing much better, but at least they're at home. Give me Seattle.