Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Saturday July 27, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Tigers +125 / Seattle Mariners -147 -- Over/Under: 9
The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Tigers have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers have lost 20 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 108 hits and 36 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Niko Goodrum have combined for 173 hits and 70 RBI. Tyler Alexander gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Alexander’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won five of their last six games when scoring more than two runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 107 hits and 65 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 164 hits and 67 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 11-8 with a 4.37 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Gonzales is 0-1 with a 3.09 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 8-21 in their last 29 during game 3 of a series, 11-42 in their last 53 vs. American League West and 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Mariners are 5-12 in their last 17 vs. American League Central, 1-7 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Gonzales' last 8 starts. The Tigers are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings in Seattle and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Gonzales' last 7 starts overall. The over is 13-6 in Tigers last 19 overall.
Alexander has been solid for a rookie through 12 innings, allowing just eight hits and three runs while striking out five, but the problem is he plays for a Tigers team that's piling up the losses and can't score runs. I've said many times this week that the Tigers are unbackable due to this offense, and they're head and shoulders the worst team in baseball in terms of money lost this season. That number gets larger by the day it feels like. While Gonzales has had his issues from time to time as well, it's the Seattle Mariners or pass once again.