San Francisco Giants (0-1) at Seattle Mariners (1-0)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10:10 pm (T-Mobile Park)
Johnny Cueto (0-0) (0.00) vs. Yusei Kikuchi (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -105 / San Francisco Giants -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The San Francisco Giants look for a bounce back performance after a heartbreaking opening day loss. The Giants had a 5-0 lead heading into the seventh inning and ended up on the losing side. While it’s just one game, the Giants simply can’t be feeling all that great about how this season has started. Wilmer Flores leads the Giants with two hits and one RBI while Evan Longoria and Donovan Solano have combined for four hits and one RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he was 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 56 strikeouts last season. Cueto is 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for a 2-0 start after making a big comeback last night, mainly due to scoring six runs in the eighth inning. At one point in the game, the Mariners had just a 1.8 percent chance of winning. The Mariners have a chance to start a season with two straight wins for the second time in the last three years. Ty France leads the Mariners with one hit and one RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dylan Moore have combined for two hits and three RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he was 2-4 with a 5.17 ERA and 47 strikeouts last season. This will be Kikuchi’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games and 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite. The over is 3-1-2 in Giants last 6 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Mariners last 7 overall. The Giants are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The San Francisco Giants probably have the advantage here with Cueto on the mound, but it's hard to back this team after what happened last night. The Seattle Mariners have a major confidence boost after not only making a monster comeback, but also winning the game in extra innings. It's one game, but momentum and confidence is a big things in sports. The Mariners are feeling a lot better about themselves than the Giants. Give me the home team.