Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians
|Date & Time||Friday May 3, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Cleveland Indians -151 / Seattle Mariners +139 -- O/U: 8
ROOT-Northwest, SportsTime Ohio
The Seattle Mariners and the Cleveland Indians meet in game one of a three game set in MLB action from Progressive Field on Friday night.
The Seattle Mariners will look to bounce back after losing four straight and 7 of 9 following an 11-0 loss to the Cubs in their last outing. Ryon Healy had a single as the lone Seattle bat to log a base hit in the losing effort as the rest of the Mariners went 0 for 26 at the plate with 11 strikeouts. Marco Gonzales took his first loss of the year, falling to 5-1 after allowing six runs, three earned, on five hits while walking three over 1.2 innings of work. Yusei Kikuchi will start game one and is 1-1 with a 4.54 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s second career start against Cleveland.
The Cleveland Indians will look to bounce back after settling for a split in their two game set with Miami, losing the series finale by a final score of 4-2 on Wednesday. Carlos Santana and Roberto Perez each had solo home runs to cap off Cleveland’s scoring in the loss while Jordan Luplow added a double. Tyler Naquin and Jose Ramirez each had base hits as well to round out Cleveland’s offense as a team in the losing effort. Corey Kluber took the loss after allowing three runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings of work before leaving the game after taking a line drive off of the right arm. Shane Bieber will start game one and is 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Bieber’s second career start against Seattle.
Seattle is 0-4 in their last 4 games overall and 9-3 in their last 12 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Cleveland is 9-4 in Bieber’s last 13 starts and 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games overall. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Cleveland.
I’m not sure what’s more disappointing heading into this game, Seattle’s play over the last week and a half, or the fact that Cleveland split two of their four games in the last week or so against one of the worst teams in the majors in Miami. Seattle still has to deal with the likes of Houston in the division but the loss of Kluber for the foreseeable future for Cleveland has to have the Indians on edge right now. I think there’s more for Cleveland to lose here so I’ll side with the Indians to draw first blood at home in game one on Friday.