Baltimore Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners - 5/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (22-16) at Baltimore Orioles (23-14)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm (Camden Yards)
N Karns (3-1) (3.51) vs. T Wilson (2-1) (2.93)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -122 / Seattle Mariners +112 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTNW, MASN
Thursday morning in MLB action, we’ve got the last game of this week’s series between the Seattle Mariners and the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park.
This will be the third and final game of the set. In Tuesday’s opener, the Mariners dominated the Orioles 10-0. On Wednesday, Baltimore struck back with a 5-2 victory to even the series.
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On Thursday, the Mariners will be wheeling out right-hander Nate Karns in the starting role. Over his seven starts and 3-1 record this year, Karns has been solid on a 3.51 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP over 41 total innings. On Saturday in a no-decision against the Astros, Karns went 6.1 innings and gave up just one run on six hits.
The Mariners are pretty top-heavy in their batting order, with a handful of notable names getting the job done this year. Robinson Cano has posted 49 hits with 26 runs, 12 homers and 36 RBI. Ketel Marte has 40 hits with 18 runs. Nelson Cruz isn’t far back with eight homers and 26 RBI with his 39 hits. Cruz managed to go 1-for-3 with a run on Wednesday.
The Orioles will be bringing out right-hander Tyler Wilson in Thursday’s starting role. Wilson has appeared in seven games (four starts) with a 2-1 record this year, resulting in a 2.93 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 30.2 total innings. Last Wednesday in a win over the Twins, Wilson gave up two runs in seven innings.
The Baltimore batting order has some noteworthy names as well. Manny Machado has been stellar this year on 50 hits with 30 runs. Mark Trumbo has blasted 12 homers with 29 RBI, and Chris Davis is playing well right now on nine home runs, 25 RBI and 28 runs. Trumbo managed a home run on Wednesday, but Davis came up empty.
The Mariners are just 5-11 in their last 16 Thursday games, but 4-0 in Karns’ last four road starts.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 4-1 in their last five game threes of a series, and 5-1 in Wilson’s last six starts.
Despite the strong offenses here, I like the way Karns and Wilson are playing. I’ll give an advantage to the hot Mariners, but wouldn’t be surprised to see the under, either.