Los Angeles Dodgers (66-57) at Seattle Mariners (70-53)
|Date & Time||Saturday August 18, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +133 / Los Angeles Dodgers -143 --- Over/Under: 8
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could use another victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 111 hits and 55 RBI while Chris Taylor and Matt Kemp have combined for 216 hits and 122 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.57 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Hill is 4-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners also need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Mariners have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 148 hits and 56 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 246 hits and 102 RBI. Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Ramirez’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games, 4-0 in Hills last 4 starts with 5 days of rest and 4-1 in Hills last 5 starts. The Mariners are 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games, 1-4 in Ramirezs last 5 home starts and 2-7 in Ramirezs last 9 starts. The Dodgers are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Seattle Mariners continue to pile up the losses and are now throwing out a pitcher in Ramirez who has allowed 17 hits and 11 runs in 14.2 innings this season. Hill has allowed three or less runs in each of his last six games, and he's been much better on the road where he's allowing a 3.11 ERA and a .213 batting average. Hill also has a great deal of success in a small sample size against the Mariners for his career. You have to like the Dodgers and the cheap price in this spot against a falling apart Mariners squad.