Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Thursday May 16, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Twins -125 / Seattle Mariners +105 -- Over/Under: 9
The Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners meet Thursday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Twins have won 12 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 52 hits and 19 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 77 hits and 52 RBI. Michael Pineda gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 5.85 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Pineda is 1-1 with a 5.71 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 49 hits and 37 RBI while Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger have combined for 82 hits and 43 RBI. Erik Swanson gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 6.35 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Swanson’s first career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in Pineda's last 5 starts. The Mariners are 4-10 in their last 14 home games, 0-4 in their last 4 games following an off day and 1-4 in Swanson's last 5 starts. The Twins are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Seattle and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Swanson's last 4 starts overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Twins last 6 overall.
Pineda has done nothing but get rocked this season, as he's allowed 49 hits, 26 earned runs and 10 homers in 40 innings. Pineda is allowing a .302 batting average on the season and has allowed at last three earned runs in each of his last six starts. On the other side, Swanson has given up 20 earned runs in 28.1 innings and just got tagged for seven runs in 4.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox. This feels like an over game with both of these pitchers struggling mightily to start the 2019 season.