Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox
|Date & Time||Saturday May 11, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
Boston Red Sox -182 / Seattle Mariners +172 O/U: 10
The Seattle Mariners and the Boston Red Sox will meet up on the MLB diamond Saturday to continue their MLB series.
In the Friday opener, Boston peppered in runs across six straight innings on the way to a blowout 14-1 victory.
For Saturday’s start, the Mariners will be sending out Felix Hernandez. In his 36.1 innings and 1-3 record so far, Hernandez has a 5.20 ERA with 31 Ks and five walks.
The Mariners put up eight hits in the Friday loss, but couldn’t get much going on the scoreboard. Seattle’s Domingo Santana led the way with three hits and a run.
Over on the Sox’ side, they’re going with Rick Porcello on Saturday. In his 37.0 innings and 2-3 mark so far, Porcello has a 5.11 ERA with 35 Ks and 17 BBs.
Just about everybody in the Boston lineup managed at least one of the team’s 15 hits on Friday. Andrew Benintendi put up three hits of his own along with a homer and three runs.
The Mariners are 1-4 in their last five in game two of a series and 3-9 in Hernandez’s last 12 road starts. Seattle is 1-4 in Hernandez’s last five starts and 0-4 in his last four Saturday starts.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are 3-8 in their last 11 Saturday games and 4-0 in Porcello’s last four starts. Boston is 15-6 in Porcello’s last 21 Saturday starts and 4-1 in his last five versus the AL West.
Hernandez has put up some vintage Felix numbers at times this season, but he's also struggled here and there. In his last two starts, Hernandez has 10 earned on 16 hits over 11.0 innings.
As for Porcello, he’s had some difficulties of his own but is sitting on three straight quality starts. It might get a little sketchy here, but I still have to go with the Sox at home.