Chicago Cubs at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 1, 2019, 6:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Cubs -106 / Seattle Mariners -102 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Chicago Cubs look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Cubs have scored 21 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Chicago Cubs have won their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 35 hits and 22 RBI while Jason Heyward and Willson Contreras have combined for 48 hits and 32 RBI. Jon Lester gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Lester is 6-4 with a 3.27 ERA and 88 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Mariners have allowed 35 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have lost eight of their last 11 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 38 hits and 30 RBI while Dee Gordon and Tim Beckham have combined for 64 hits and 36 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 5-0 with a 2.80 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzales’ second career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 26-12 in their last 38 interleague games, 4-0 in Lesters last 4 interleague starts and 20-8 in Lesters last 28 road starts. The Mariners are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series, 4-0 in Gonzales' last 4 starts with 5 days of rest and 6-1 in Gonzales' last 7 starts. The Cubs are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Gonzales' last 5 starts overall. The over is 15-7 in Lesters last 22 starts overall.
The Seattle Mariners are back in one of those funks where their pitching staff can't stop giving up crooked innings, and the Cubs are one of the hottest offensive teams in baseball at the moment. This just feels like a bad matchup for the tom team. Lester has also been highly impressive through 19 innings, which includes allowing just seven hits and one run while striking out nine in his last seven innings. The Cubs are on fire at the moment and I don't see any reason to step in front of them.