Seattle Mariners vs. New York Mets - 7/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (48-53) at Seattle Mariners (51-53)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
J deGrom (12-3) (3.30) vs. Y Gallardo (4-7) (5.58)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +125 / New York Mets -135 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Northwest, SNY
The Seattle Mariners host the New York Mets in game two of their three game interleague set from Safeco Field on Saturday.
The New York Mets will look to build on their 7-5 series-opening win on Friday. Michael Conforto led the way by going 2 for 5 with a pair of solo homers while Jay Bruce added a pair of RBIs of his own in addition to his 27th homer of the year. Neil Walker went 1 for 4 with the game-winning RBI single while Curtis Granderson and Wilmer Flores each added an RBI of their own in the win. Jose Reyes went 1 for 4 with a double while Asdrubal Cabrera posted a solid 3 for 5 mark at the dish in the winning effort. Rafael Montero gave up all five runs on three hits while walking and striking out five apiece over 4.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Jerry Blevins remained unbeaten, getting the win to improve to 5-0 this season while Addison Reed locked things down in the 9th for his 19th save of the season. Jacob DeGrom will start game two and is 12-3 with a 3.30 ERA and 152 strikeouts this season. In his career, DeGrom is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA and 7 strikeouts against Seattle.
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The Seattle Mariners will look to bounce back after letting one slip away in their loss in the series opener. Kyle Seager led the team with a pair of RBIs, going 1 for 3 at the dish, while Mike Zunino added a solo homer and Robinson Cano contributed a sac fly RBI in the loss. Mitch Haniger went 1 for 3 with a double while Jarrod Dyson, Danny Valencia, Ben Gamel and Jean Segura each added a base hit respectively in the losing effort. Ariel Miranda gave up four runs, three earned, on five hits while striking out ten over six innings of work, also not factoring in the decision. Mark Rzepczynski gave up the game-tying homer for his first blown save of the year, while David Phelps took the loss to fall to 2-5 this season after giving up the game-deciding RBI single to Neil Walker. Yovani Gallardo will start game two and is 4-7 with a 5.58 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gallardo is 4-3 with a 3.19 ERA and 27 strikeouts against the Mets.
New York is 13-3 in DeGrom’s last 16 starts and 7-3 in their last 10 against the AL West while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 road games. Seattle is 2-5 in Gallardo’s last 7 starts and 5-14 in their last 19 home games while the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 against the NL East. The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Seattle.
This will be Gallardo’s second straight start against a team from New York, and even though the Mets don’t have as much pop as the Yankees, the Mets showed on Friday that they’re a capable bunch despite their poor showing at times this season. Gallardo is one of the least reliable arms in the M’s rotation, as he could implode at any moment, and that won’t fly against the Mets and DeGrom, who has been one of the best in the game this season and always gives the Mets a chance to win when he takes the mound. I like New York to rally behind DeGrom here and take the series from Seattle.