Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/16/14
San Diego Padres (29-39) at Seattle Mariners (34-33)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Tyson Ross (R) (6-5) (2.966) vs. Chris Young (R) (5-4) (3.785)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +100 / San Diego Padres -110 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SD, ROOT-NW
The Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres will play a split four-game series with the first two games in San Diego.
The Padres have lost six of their last seven games and have tumbled to 11 games below a .500 record. It’s no secret the Padres are the worst offensive team in the league and have scored three or less runs in 11 of their first 13 games in the month of June. Not one Padres hitter has 25 RBI yet, but Yonder Alonso has hit safely in four straight games. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.50, which is ninth best in the majors. Tyson Ross takes the hill, and he’s 6-5 with a 2.97 ERA and has 84 strikeouts in 88 innings. This is Ross’ second career start against the Mariners.
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The Mariners have lost five of their last six games and are one game above a .500 record. The Mariners lack of offense has been the reason for their struggles, as they’ve scored three or fewer runs in six of their last seven games. Kyle Seager has six hits in his last two games and Robinson Cano has gotten on base at least once in nine of his last 10 games. The Mariners pitching staff has an ERA of 3.41. Chris Young gets the start, and he’s 5-4 with a 3.68 ERA and has 35 strikeouts in 73.1 innings. This will be Young’s first career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 2-6 in Ross' last 8 starts during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Ross' last 5 starts overall. The Mariners are 4-1 in Young's last 5 home starts and 5-12 in their last 17 interleague games as an underdog. The Padres are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
It's tough to pick between either of these struggling teams, but the value is with the home team and the even money.