Mariners at Blue Jays - 7/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (48-47) at Toronto Blue Jays (54-42)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
J Paxton (2-4) (4.56) vs. M Estrada (5-3) (2.93)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -150 / Seattle Mariners +140 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game series early Friday night.
The Seattle Mariners look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 20 games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 118 hits, Kyle Seager has 63 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 23 home runs. James Paxton gets the nod, and he’s 2-4 with a 4.56 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Paxton is 1-1 with a 10.38 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look to keep rolling after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Blue Jays have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Toronto Blue Jays offense has been on fire lately, and they’ve won 13 of their last 15 games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 110 hits, Kevin Pillar has 37 RBI and Edwin Encarnacion has 26 home runs. Marco Estrada takes the hill, and he’s 5-3 with a 2.93 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season.
The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League East and 2-8 in Paxtons last 10 starts. The Blue Jays are 8-1 in their last 9 home games and 7-2 in Estradas last 9 starts. The Mariners are 18-38 in the last 56 meetings in Toronto and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Toronto Blue Jays have found their groove offensively and there's no team as scary as them when those bats are hot. The Mariners also continue to be one of the more inconsistent teams in all of baseball. Give me the red hot home team.