2019-09-10 21:10:00 EDT
The Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners meet Tuesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Cincinnati Reds have won four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 139 hits and 95 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Joey Votto have combined for 259 hits and 96 RBI. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he is 10-12 with a 4.60 ERA and 228 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 2-4 with a 4.17 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Mariners have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 113 hits and 69 RBI while Mallex Smith and Omar Narvaez have combined for 216 hits and 84 RBI. Justus Sheffield gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.51 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Sheffield’s first career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 8-17 in their last 25 interleague games, 1-10 in their last 11 games following an off day and 0-4 in Bauer’s last 4 road starts. The Mariners are 8-20 in their last 28 games following an off day, 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 0-6 in their last 6 overall. The Reds are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle and 1-10 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 19-6-1 in Mariners last 26 games following an off day. The over is 4-1 in Bauer’s last 5 starts overall.
Bauer has allowed 44 hits and 32 earned runs in 35 innings since coming over from Cleveland, and he’s allowing a .236 batting average and .758 OPS on the season. Sheffield has allowed 20 hits and 10 runs in 16.1 innings this season, and he has a 7.94 ERA and .313 allowed batting average in 11.1 innings at home. Neither of these teams have anything to play for at this point in the season, but we’re getting a quality pitcher in Bauer for a reasonable price. I also don’t see much value in backing a Seattle Mariners squad that’s riding a six-game losing streak and has experienced these rough patches all season. When the Mariners lose, they usually lose for weeks at a time. Give me the Reds.