Texas Rangers (10-15) at Seattle Mariners (9-19)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 9:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)
Jordan Lyles (1-2) (7.52) vs. Justus Sheffield (1-2) (4.12)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -113 / Texas Rangers +103 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Texas Rangers need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Rangers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Rangers have lost five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Solak leads the Rangers with 22 hits and nine RBI while Todd Frazier and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have combined for 41 hits and eight RBI. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 7.52 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 1-2 with a 5.17 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Mariners have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 35 hits and 18 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 51 hits and 28 RBI. Justus Sheffield gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.12 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Sheffield’s second career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 4-12 in their last 16 road games, 0-5 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Mariners are 3-8 in their last 11 home games, 5-22 in their last 27 Saturday games and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The over is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 overall. The under is 13-5 in Mariners last 18 home games.
Jordan Lyles has allowed 17 earned runs and 22 hits in his last 18.1 innings, while Justus Sheffield has allowed five earned runs and 14 hits in his last 16.2 innings. The Texas Rangers have not only lost six straight games, but they're throwing out a pitcher who has been batting practice for opposing teams. This line makes zero sense other than the Mariners struggles as well?
I'll gladly take the Seattle Mariners as a fade from the Rangers.