Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Friday May 17, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Twins -125 / Seattle Mariners +105 -- Over/Under: 9
The Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners meet Friday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The Minnesota Twins look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Twins have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Twins have won 10 of their last 11 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. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he is 5-1 with a 3.11 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Perez is 7-5 with a 3.38 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The Mariners have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have lost 11 of their last 12 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 49 hits and 37 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 84 hits and 43 RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 3.18 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzales’ first career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League West and 4-1 in Perez's last 5 starts. The Mariners are 2-5 in their last 7 Friday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 2-7 in Gonzales' last 9 starts with 4 days of rest. The Twins are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 37-17-2 in Mariners last 56 overall. The under is 4-0 in Perez's last 4 starts overall.
The Seattle Mariners just can't catch a break and it's to the point where they've become automatic fade material until they can get their act together. The Minnesota Twins are piling up the wins left and right and have a red hot offense leading the charge. Perez has also been really reliable this season, which includes allowing four earned runs in his last 26 innings. I have to side with the Minnesota Twins and the cheap price, as the M's are ice cold and show no signs of getting out of this slump.