Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees - 7/23/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (50-45) at Seattle Mariners (48-50)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Luis Cessa (0-3) (4.61) vs. Y Gallardo (4-7) (5.59)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -106 / New York Yankees -104 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, RTNW
Out at Safeco Field on Sunday, the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners will be finishing up their MLB series.
New York took the first two games of this series 4-1 and 5-1. On Saturday, the Mariners battled back with a close win 6-5 in 10 innings.
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For the Sunday game, the Yankees will be bringing out RHP Luis Cessa. In his 27.1 innings and 0-3 record this year, Cessa has a 4.61 ERA with 19 Ks and 11 BBs.
New York has some great hitters this year. Aaron Judge led the way coming into the weekend with 104 hits, 78 runs, 31 homers and 72 RBI, while the injured Starlin Castro still sits on 97 hits, 52 runs, 12 homers and 45 RBI. On Saturday, Judge bashed a solo homer; Castro is on the DL with an aggravated hamstring.
Over on the Mariners’ side, they’ll be trotting out RHP Yovani Gallardo. In his 87.0 innings and 4-7 record this year, Gallardo has a 5.59 ERA with 65 Ks and 37 BBs.
Seattle also boasts some solid bats. Jean Segura came into the weekend with 98 hits, 45 runs and 30 RBI while Robinson Cano had 94 hits, 50 runs, 18 homers and 65 RBI. In Saturday’s game, Cano popped a solo homer and two hits; Segura whiffed 0-for-5.
New York is 1-5 in the last six Sunday games and 0-5 in their last five during game four of a series. The Yankees are also 1-4 in Cessa’s last five road starts and 1-4 in Cessa’s last five starts.
Meanwhile, the Mariners are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games and 4-1 in their last five games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. Seattle is also 1-4 in their last five during game four of a series and 2-5 in Gallardo’s last seven home starts.
In his last start, Cessa gave up three earned in 3.2 innings in Minnesota, which was almost three weeks removed from his previous start. As for Gallardo, He’s given up just one earned in four relief appearances since his last start. I don’t expect Gallardo or Cessa to amount to much of anything here. but I’ll take Seattle for the win since it’s been forever since New York has had the gumption to take a series--and they're pretty beat up. I doubt they’ll do it here. Give me the Mariners.