Seattle Mariners (19-24) at Arizona Diamondbacks (15-29)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
Yusei Kikuchi (2-2) (5.23) vs. Caleb Smith (0-0) (3.00)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks / Seattle Mariners --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Seattle Mariners look for a win after winning 11 of their last 16 games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Mariners have won 10 of their lat 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 47 hits and 23 RBI while Kyle Seager and J.P. Crawford have combined for 76 hits and 47 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 5.23 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 47 hits and 14 RBI while David Peralta and Christian Walker have combined for 90 hits and 55 RBI. Caleb Smith gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Smith is 0-0 with a 6.35 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Yusei Kikuchi has allowed 13 earned runs and 22 hits in his last 27.1 innings, and he's allowing a .237 batting average and .298 on base percentage on the season. Caleb Smith will make his Arizona debut after pitching for the Miami Marlins previously, and he's given up one run and one hit through three innings this season. Smith has not pitched since July 25, so it's hard to predict what we're going to get from the 29 year old. While Kikuchi isn't the pitcher to trust, he is pitching for the better team and we can trust him more than Smith due to the larger sample size. The Arizona Diamondbacks can't score and aren't winning.
I'll side with the Mariners on the road.