Seattle Mariners vs. Milwaukee Brewers Free Pick - 8/11/13
2013-08-11 03:10:00 EDT
The Milwaukee Brewers must love playing the Seattle Mariners because they’ve scored 10 runs apiece during the first two gamesof their series at Safeco Field. Milwaukee blanked Seattle 10-0 Saturday, and the M’s look for something positive on Sunday.
Seattle was outhit 16-4 and Dustin Ackley two of the Mariners’ hits. The Brewers, meanwhile, had five batters get at least two hits, including Juan Francisco, Scooter Gennett, Caleb Gindl, Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy, who all had RBIs. Khris Davis also drove in two runs via a fielder’s choice and sacrifice fly and Yuniesky Betancourt got on with a single.
Wily Peralta (8-11, 4.42 ERA) will try to give Milwaukee a sweep. Peralta’s last start was superb, defeating the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park by allowing a run during 6.1 innings. In Peralta’s prior two trips at the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies, he was bloodied for 12 runs, eight earned, during 8.2 frames. Peralta also fell three other times on the road giving up 16 runs, 13 earned, during 16.1 innings.
Peralta won at the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies as well, yielding six runs during 20 frames. Seattle’s Michael Morse has never had a hit or gotten an out against Peralta, but has drawn two walks. The M’s hope that filters through the rest of the lineup.
Felix Hernandez (11-5, 2.39 ERA) is Seattle’s next starter. The Mariners have fallen in Hernandez’s last three trips, including a nine-inning one-run gem at Safeco Field versus the Minnesota Twins. Hernandez let in six runs, three earned, during five frames Aug. 6 to the Toronto Blue Jays in a 7-2 defeat.
Hernandez also has been beaten by the Texas Rangers at Safeco, surrendering nine runs, eight earned during 12.1 innings. In Hernandez’s four Safeco Field victories, the opposition has accounted for eight runs, seven earned, during 30.1 frames. The Brewers are 2-of-18 without an RBI against Hernandez. Betancourt is 1-of-12 and Gomez is 1-of-6 versus Hernandez. Seattle finally shows up.