2019-09-21 18:05:00 EDT
The Seattle Mariners and the Baltimore Orioles will square off in game two of their three game set in MLB action from Camden Yards on Saturday.
The Seattle Mariners will look to bounce back after having their five game winning streak snapped with a 5-3 loss in game one on Friday. Kyle Lewis went 2 for 4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs while Austin Nola had an RBI to round out Seattle’s scoring as a team in the losing effort. Kyle Seager and Dylan Moore each had a base hit as the M’s had just four hits as a team in the loss. Felix Hernandez took the loss, falling to 1-7 on the year after allowing five runs on eight hits while striking out three over five innings of work. Justus Sheffield will start game two and is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Sheffield’s first career start against Baltimore.
The Baltimore Orioles will look to build on their series-opening win from Friday. Anthony Santander had a home run and three RBIS while Hanser Alberto added a solo home run and Austin Hays chipped in a base hit to finish off Baltimore’s scoring as a team in the win. Rio Ruiz contributed a double and Chris Davis went 2 for 4 while Trey Mancini and Jonathan Villar each added a base hit to finish off the Oriole offense in the win. Aaron Brooks got the win to improve his record to 6-8 on the year after giving up one run on one hit while striking out four over seven innings of relief. Asher Wojciechowski will start game two and is 3-8 with a 5.38 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Wojciechowski’s second career start against Seattle.
Seattle is 4-17 in their last 21 Saturday games and 5-1 in their last 6 games overall while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 game two matchups. Baltimore is 1-5 in Wojciechowski’s last 6 starts and 18-44 in their last 62 home games while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games. Seattle is 19-8 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Baltimore.
This is a dumpster fire of a game between a pair of teams obviously just playing out the string and trying to build some positive vibes for 2020. With that said, although Seattle dropped game one, it’s easier to make a case for Seattle given the way they’ve played over the last week or so. Baltimore is 2nd in the majors with 104 losses and I don’t see Wojciechowski doing enough to avoid another loss here so I’ll side with the team in better form lately and to me, that’s Seattle.