2019-09-12 21:10:00 EDT
The Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Reds have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four 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 260 hits and 97 RBI. Tyler Mahle gets the ball, and he is 2-11 with a 4.94 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. This will be Mahle’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Mariners have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more 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. Justin Dunn will make his major league debut when he gets the ball tonight. Dunn was 23-20 with a 3.76 ERA and 424 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The Reds are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 7-20 in Mahles last 27 road starts and 4-22 in Mahles last 26 starts. The Mariners are 6-15 in their last 21 interleague games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win. The Reds are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 2-15 in the last 17 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Mariners last 7 Thursday games. The over is 5-1 in Mahles last 6 starts overall.
Mahle has allowed 36 hits and 22 earned runs in his last 30.1 innings, and he has a 5.18 ERA and .283 allowed batting average on the road. Dunn was a first round pick in the 2016 draft, and he has a pretty good fastball and slider at this stage of his career. I have a thing where I don’t like backing pitchers making their big league debut, but the Reds aren’t playing good ball and the way they lost yesterday when Sonny Gray was dealing a no-hitter is downright brutal. Give me the M’s at home.