Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles - 8/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (59-61) at Seattle Mariners (60-61)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm (Safeco Field)
U Jimenez (5-7) (6.25) vs. Marco Gonzales (0-0) (8.49)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -113 / Baltimore Orioles +103 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAS2, RTNW
The Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a win here after splitting their last 14 games. The Orioles have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Baltimore Orioles have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Orioles with 136 hits and 86 RBI while Adam Jones and Manny Machado have combined for 248 hits and 134 RBI. Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 6.25 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 2-3 with a 5.85 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for another victory to get back to a .500 record. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Seattle Mariners have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Robinson Cano leads the Mariners with 120 hits and 76 RBI while Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura have combined for 238 hits and 131 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 8.49 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzales’ first career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 2-6 in Jimenezs last 8 road starts and 2-7 in Jimenezs last 9 starts with 4 days of rest. The Mariners are 11-5 in their last 16 Wednesday games, 7-19 in their last 26 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. American League East. The Orioles are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Jimenez has actually been decent in his last four games, but he's still a pitcher with an ERA over six overall and an ERA of 5.99 on the road. I usually avoid Jimenez whenever I can, as the guy gets rocked more times than not. Gonzales hasn't been much better in his three games this season, but he is coming off his best start in which he allowed just one run in 4.2 innings against the Angels. This is a complete toss-up, but based on the O's struggles on the road, I'll side with the home team in this quick turnaround.