Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 9/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (81-68) at Seattle Mariners (79-70)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
M Estrada (8-9) (3.78) vs. T Walker (6-10) (4.28)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -115 / Toronto Blue Jays +105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Seattle Mariners with both teams eyeing the postseason.
The Toronto Blue Jays have moved back in to second in the American League East and we’ll see if they stay there. The Blue Jays are back in second in the East but have dropped back to back contests after their offense went south in s 4-0 defeat at the Angels. Jays starter Marcus Stroman allowed a pair of runs over six frames to fall to 9-9 with Joe Biagni gave up two more. Toronto was held to four hits and walked five times with Devon Travis reaching base three times. The Blue Jays hand the ball to Marco Estrada who has delivered one quality start in his last six starts. In his last three outings Estrada has gone o-3 with a 1.97 WHIP and 8.53 ERA.
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The Seattle Mariners have reached the point of the season where every win or loss is crucial. The Mariners had dropped back to back games before logging a 7-3 win versus the playoff hopeful Astros on Sunday. M’s starter Ariel Miranda upped his record to 5-1 with a pair of runs plated on solo homers over seven innings. Seattle pounded out 12 hits and walked three times with Seth Smith going 2-2 with a homer, four RBI’s and three runs while Kyle Saeger knocking in two. Taijuan Walker gets the starting assignment Monday for his first meeting with the Blue Jays in 2016. Walker comes off his best effort of the year in a complete game, eleven strikeout 8-0 win at the Angels.
The under is 18-7-1 in Toronto’s last 26 on grass and the under is 17-8 in their last 25 road games while the Blue Jays are 7-1 in Estrada’s last 8 starts on grass. Seattle are 8-2 in their last 10 overall and are 8-2 in their last 10 games on grass. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Seattle and Toronto are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. The pitching says over…