Mariners vs. Blue Jays - 9/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (83-68) at Seattle Mariners (79-72)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 3:40 pm (Safeco Field)
A Sanchez (13-2) (3.23) vs. Felix Hernandez (11-6) (3.79)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -110 / Toronto Blue Jays +100 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays look to sweep the Seattle Mariners early Wednesday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Blue Jays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Toronto Blue Jays offense has been cold recently, but they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 152 hits, Edwin Encarnacion has 123 RBI and Michael Saunders has 24 home runs. Aaron Sanchez gets the nod, and he’s 13-2 with a 3.17 ERA and 140 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners are in need of a win after losing four of their last five games. The Mariners have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The Seattle Mariners have an ERA of 4.05 and have won nine of their last 11 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 179 hits, Kyle Seager has 95 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 37 home runs. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 11-6 with a 3.79 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 7-6 with a 4.30 ERA and 91 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 12-4 in their last 16 Wednesday games. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 7-2 in Hernandezs last 9 starts. The Blue Jays are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Seattle.
Usually I'd love to take an ace for a cheap price, but Hernandez has allowed six runs in three of his last four starts. That's not good when you consider the offensive explosion the Blue Jays had Tuesday night. Give me Toronto for the sweep.