Mariners vs. Red Sox - 5/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (17-19) at Seattle Mariners (16-19)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9:10 pm (Safeco Field)
R Porcello (3-2) (4.50) vs. Felix Hernandez (6-0) (1.85)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -180 / Boston Red Sox +170 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners and the Boston Red Sox face off on Saturday at Safeco Field for game three of their MLB series.
The Seattle Mariners dropped the series opener to the Red Sox on Thursday but they bounced back on Friday getting a win scoring in the bottom of the ninth inning. Seth Smith hit a home run and Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz each had hits as the Mariners scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ allowed five hits and one run while striking out three voer 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Tom Wilhelmsen got the win. For Saturday’s game the Mariners start Felix Hernandez who has allowed 33 hits and 10 runs while striking out 50 over 48.2 innings for a 6-0 record and a 1.85 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox held the Mariners down on Friday but they were unable to muster much offense themselves as they lost to the Mariners. David Ortiz, Shane Victorino, and Xander Bogaerts each had two hits as the Red Sox scored one run on seven hits. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and a run while striking out 11 over 8.0 innings for a no decision as Tom Layne took the loss. For Saturday’s game the Red Sox start Rick Porcello who has allowed 47 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out38 over 44 innings for a 3-2 record and a 4.50 ERA.
Seattle is 8-3 against a team with a losing record, 2-4 against the AL East, and 6-0 in Hernandez’s last six starts as a home favorite. Boston is 3-7 in game three of a series, 2-6 against a right-handed starter, and 4-0 in Porcello’s last four starts. Boston is 2-6 in the last eight meetings of these two.
I am not expecting a lot of scoring so my free pick is the under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.