Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Friday March 29, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
Seattle Mariners +133 / Boston Red Sox -143 O/U: 8
The Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners will match up in Game 2 of their weekend series on Friday.
For the Friday game, the Sox will be rolling with RHP Nathan Eovaldi. In his 2018 campaign with the Sox, Eovaldi managed a 3.33 ERA with a 3-3 record over 54.0 innings.
In the Sox’ loss Thursday it wasn’t all bad news. Boston still managed 11 hits but had some issues with runners in scoring position. Mookie Betts led things with three hits and a run.
Over on the Mariners’ side, they’re sending out Yusei Kikuchi to the mound. In his first start this season, Kikuchi put up 4.2 innings with four hits, one earned run and three strikeouts.
Seattle took a 12-4 victory over the Sox on Thursday, thanks mostly to Domingo Santana, who walloped three hits with four RBI and two runs with a homer.
The Red Sox are 20-7 in their last 27 versus a left-handed starter and 2-6 in their last eight Friday games. Boston is 68-31 in their last 99 overall and 0-4 in Eovaldi’s last four starts in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Mariners are 4-0 in the last four in game two of a series and 6-0 in their last six overall. Seattle is 5-0 in their last five versus a right-handed starter and 4-9 in the last 13 home games versus a right-handed starter.
Eovaldi finished off the 2018 season on a stellar run—pretty much like the entire Red Sox team did. In his final four appearances, Eovaldi allowed just one earned run in four games and a total of 9.1 innings.
As for Kikuchi, the jury’s still out on him, but I doubt he’ll measure up to Eovaldi. I’m sticking with the Sox here.