Seattle Mariners (19-24) at Arizona Diamondbacks (16-29)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)
Justus Sheffield (2-3) (4.34) vs. Zac Gallen (1-1) (2.29)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -160 / Seattle Mariners +148 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Seattle Mariners need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Mariners have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Mariners have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Kyle Lewis leads the Mariners with 47 hits and 23 RBI while Kyle Seager and JP Crawford have combined for 76 hits and 47 RBI. Justus Sheffield gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.34 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Sheffield’s first career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four straight games. The Diamondbacks have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 47 hits and 14 RBI while Christian Walker and David Peralta have combined for 91 hits and 56 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.28 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Gallen’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 30-63 in their last 93 road games, 2-5 in their last 7 interleague road games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Diamondbacks are 14-6 in their last 20 interleague games and 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games. The over is 4-1-1 in Mariners last 6 overall. The under is 15-6 in Diamondbacks last 21 overall. The Mariners are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
Justus Sheffield has allowed 14 runs and 32 hits in his last 34.1 innings while Zac Gallen has allowed four runs and six hits in his last 12 innings. The Arizona Diamondbacks have the clear pitching advantage in this matchup, and while they're not playing well as a whole, Gallen is one of the few pitchers who gives them a fighting chance this season. The Seattle Mariners have also cooled off with three straight losses and an offense that's gone quiet. I'll back the Diamondbacks and the RL.