Seattle Mariners (6-5) at Baltimore Orioles (5-6)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:35 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Marco Gonzales (0-1) (10.45) vs. Matt Harvey (0-1) (5.59)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -105 / Seattle Mariners -115 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seattle Mariners and the Baltimore Orioles meet Thursday in MLB action from Oriole Park.
This will be game one of a doubleheader, the final installment of a four-game set between these teams this week. After a split in the Tuesday doubleheader, on Wednesday we had a rainout. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Seattle eked out a tight 4-3 win in game one of the Tuesday doubleheader, but then fell 7-6 in a tough loss during the nightcap. Starting pitcher Nick Margevicius had a sketchy outing in that game two, going 3.0 innings with two earned, one walk and six hits.
For the Thursday starting pitcher role, the Mariners will send out Marco Gonzales. In two starts this year so far, Gonzales has a 10.45 ERA with 17 hits, 12 earned, five homers, five walks and eight Ks in 10.1 total innings of work.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they came back quickly from a 4-0 deficit in game two on Tuesday, following a bad outing from starter Dean Kremer (3.0 innings; four earned). The big helping hand came from Maikel Franco and his three RBI.
For Thursday’s outing, the Orioles will go with Matt Harvey on the mound. In his pair of appearances so far this year, Harvey has a 5.59 ERA with 13 hits, six earned, two walks and nine strikeouts in 9.2 total innings.
The Mariners are 2-5 in their last seven Thursday games and 2-6 in their last eight versus the AL East. Seattle is 8-25 in their last 33 road games versus a left-handed starter and the over is 5-0 in their last five Thursday games.
Meanwhile, the Orioles are 135-283 in their last 418 overall and 5-11 in their last 16 in game four of a series. Baltimore is 13-39 in their last 52 Thursday games and the under is 5-0 in their last five in game four of a series.
PICK: I’m going to stick with the Orioles. This should be a pretty good starting pitcher matchup, though. Gonzales had a good outing going initially in Minnesota before he let the big innings creep in. As for Harvey, he’s still trying to get his first win as an Oriole but got into the sixth inning his last time up. I like a good effort from Harvey here.