Mariners at Pirates - 7/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (50-48) at Pittsburgh Pirates (51-47)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
Felix Hernandez (4-4) (3.23) vs. F. Hernandez
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates / Seattle Mariners --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a two-game series early Tuesday night.
The Seattle Mariners look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Seattle Mariners offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 121 hits, Kyle Seager has 65 RBI and Nelson Cruz has 25 home runs. Felix Hernandez gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.23 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Pirates have scored 12 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last five games. The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has heated up lately, and they’ve won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 109 hits, Gregory Polanco has 53 RBI and Andrew McCutchen has 14 home runs. Francisco Liriano takes the hill, and he’s 6-9 with a 4.96 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Liriano is 6-2 with a 2.61 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 4-12 in their last 16 road games and 5-2 in Hernandezs last 7 starts. The Pirates are 20-8 in their last 28 games following an off day and 3-7 in Lirianos last 10 starts. The Mariners are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh.
I have a hard time trusting the Mariners to win anything given their inconsistent play all season and it doesn't help that Felix has allowed 11 runs in his last 12.2 innings. Give me the hot Pirates who are swinging the bats well.