Twins vs. Mariners - 9/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (81-73) at Minnesota Twins (56-99)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
T Walker (6-11) (4.32) vs. H Santiago (12-9) (4.82)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +124 / Seattle Mariners -134 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Seattle Mariners are in need of a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners offense has gone ice cold as of late, and they’ve lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 185 hits, Nelson Cruz has 98 RBI and Kyle Seager has 29 home runs. Taijuan Walker gets the ball, and he’s 6-11 with a 4.32 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Walker is 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins have not won back-to-back games since August 16-17. The Twins have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 13 of their last 21 games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 5.14 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 163 hits, Joe Mauer has 49 RBI and Miguel Sano has 24 home runs. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 12-9 with a 4.82 ERA and 137 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 4-2 with a 2.72 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 5-11 in Walkers last 16 starts. The Twins are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 7-19 in their last 26 home games. The Mariners are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings.
The Twins haven't won two straight games since the middle of August. Hard to ignore that trend. So, while Walker has been shaky on the road all season, the Twins are great fade material and the Mariners are a team still fighting for a playoff spot.