Seattle Mariners at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Thursday June 27, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
Milwaukee Brewers -165 / Seattle Mariners +145
The Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers meet in the finale of their three game interleague set in MLB action from Miller Park on Thursday.
The Seattle Mariners will look to complete the sweep after taking game two on Wednesday by a final score of 4-2. J.P. Crawford went 3 for 5 with a triple, two doubles and three RBIs. Omar Narvaez added an RBI to finish off Seattle’s scoring as a team in the win while Mallex Smith went 2 for 5 with a triple and Domingo Santana added a double. Mac Williamson chipped in a base hit of his own to round out Seattle’s offense as a team in the win. Wade LeBlanc got the win to improve to 5-2 on the year after giving up two runs on five hits while striking out six over five innings of relief. Roenis Elias closed out the 9th for his 10th save of the season. Mike Leake will start game three and is 7-6 with a 4.54 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. In his career, Leake is 5-5 with a 4.52 ERA and 65 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping game two on Wednesday. Mike Moustakas and Ben Gamel each had a solo home run to make up Milwaukee’s scoring as a team in the loss while Ryan Braun, Hernan Perez and Orlando Arcia each chipped in a base knock as the Brew Crew cranked out five hits as a team in defeat. Adrian Houser took the loss, falling to 2-2 on the year after allowing three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out four over two innings of work. Chase Anderson will start game three and is 3-2 with a 4.70 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career start against Seattle.
Seattle is 4-1 in Leake’s last 5 starts and 6-1 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 13-4 in their last 17 games against the NL Central. Milwaukee is 1-8 in their last 9 games against the AL west and 2-7 in their last 9 games overall while the over is 11-5 in their last 16 Thursday games. Seattle is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
Both of these pitchers were roughed up in their last outings respectively and Leake has been more prone to blow up than Anderson has. However, Leake has still gone 4-0 in his last five starts and Seattle managed to pick Leake up for the win in his last start despite giving up eight runs, seven earned, over 5.1 innings of work. The moral of the story is, Seattle has been the better team in the first two games of the set and Leake just keeps finding ways to get results, so I’ll take a shot with Seattle and the plus money for the sweep on Thursday.