Indians vs. Mariners - 4/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (5-7) at Cleveland Indians (5-4)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)
W Miley (0-1) (8.25) vs. C Carrasco (1-0) (3.46)
The Line: Cleveland Indians / Seattle Mariners --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RTNW, STOh
The Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians begin a three-game series Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
The Seattle Mariners look to get back on track after losing five of their last eight games. The Mariners continue to struggle with an offense that’s produced three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have topped three runs just four times this season and are 2-12 in their last 14 games when scoring less than four runs. Nelson Cruz leads Seattle with 13 hits, Robinson Cano has 10 RBI and Leonys Martin has two home runs. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 8.25 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be Miley’s second career game against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians hope for a nice win that would get them a game above a .500 record. The Indians have allowed five or more runs in seven of their five 10 games and are 2-5 this season when that’s the case. The Cleveland Indians simply aren’t going to win a lot of games this season with an ERA of 4.40 and 17 home runs allowed. Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 11 hits, Mike Napoli has six RBI and Jason Kipnis has one home run. Carlos Carrasco takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a loss and 12-4 in their last 16 Tuesday games. The Indians are 19-7 in their last 26 games following a loss and 10-22 in Carrascos last 32 home starts. The under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
We have a team that can't score against a team that's done nothing but give up runs this season. Something has to give. Either way, the Indians are probably the slightly better team here and haven't lost back-to-back games much recently. I like Cleveland to be the team to bounce back at home.