Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox - 7/24/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (55-44) at Seattle Mariners (49-50)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2) (3.66) vs. J Paxton (9-3) (3.05)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -132 / Boston Red Sox +122 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTNW, NESN
Out at Safeco Field on Monday, the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners will be starting up their MLB series.
The Red Sox are fresh off a set versus the Angels. The two teams split the first pair of games, then on Sunday Boston fell 3-2.
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On Monday, the Red Sox will be bringing out LHP Eduardo Rodriguez. In his 66.1 innings and 4-2 record this year, Rodriguez has a 3.66 ERA with 73 Ks and 25 BBs.
Boston has some solid hitters this year. Coming out of the week, Mookie Betts brought 111 hits, 70 runs, 17 homers and 61 RBI, while Xander Bogaerts had 103 hits, 53 runs and 43 RBI. Betts and Bogaerts each went 0-for-4 on Sunday.
As for the Mariners, they just played against the Yankees this weekend. Seattle dropped the first two but won on Saturday. In the Sunday finale, the Mariners fell 6-4.
Seattle will be rolling out LHP James Paxton on Monday. In his 94.1 innings and 9-3 record this year, Paxton has a 3.05 ERA with 107 Ks and 31 BBs.
Seattle has some big hitters as well. Jean Segura led the way coming out of the week with 98 hits, 45 runs and 30 RBI while Robinson Cano had 96 hits, 51 runs, 19 homers and 66 RBI. On Sunday, Cano had a hit with a run; Segura came up empty.
The Red Sox are 9-3 in their last 12 during game one of a series and 5-2 in Rodriguez’s last seven starts versus the AL West. Boston is also 7-3 in Rodriguez’s last 10 starts and 11-5 in Rodriguez’s last 16 starts in game one of a series.
Meanwhile, the Mariners are 7-1 in their last eight Monday games, and 10-4 in their last 14 during game one of a series. Seattle is also 4-0 in Paxton’s last four starts and 1-4 in Paxton’s last five Monday starts.
Back on June 1 in Baltimore, Rodriguez gave up seven earned on eight hits. He calmed down a bit against Toronto last week, though, with 5.1 innings and three earned on six hits. As for Paxton, he’s given up just six earned over his last four starts, a span of 26.1 innings (all wins). I like Paxton to keep it going here, and this seems a prime opportunity for a Seattle win. Give me the Mariners.