New York Yankees (88-53) at Seattle Mariners (78-63)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 8, 2018, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +115 / New York Yankees -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The New York Yankees look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Yankees have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The New York Yankees have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Giancarlo Stanton leads the Yankees with 146 hits and 84 RBI while Miguel Andujar and Didi Gregorius have combined for 268 hits and 150 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 8-10 with a 5.10 ERA and 144 strikeouts this season. This will be Lynn’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win here after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Mariners have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 165 hits and 60 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 281 hits and 112 RBI. Felix Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 8-13 with a 5.55 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 10-7 with a 3.00 ERA and 134 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 37-15 in their last 52 Saturday games and 9-3 in their last 12 road games. The Mariners are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-7 in Hernandezs last 8 starts. The Mariners are 1-4 in Hernandezs last 5 home starts vs. Yankees, 1-4 in Hernandezs last 5 starts vs. Yankees and the Yankees are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Seattle.
Lynn has been tagged pretty good as of late and isn't a pitcher I'm looking to get behind, but anything beats Hernandez these days. The former Seattle ace is a shell of a shell of himself, allowing 100 runs in 147.2 innings and an allowed batting average of .261. The Mariners have lost eight of the last nine games in which Hernandez has pitched. Not to mention the Mariners continue to pile up the losses and those close games they couldn't lose in the frist half of the season are no longer going their way. We're getting a cheap price to fade Hernandez. Sign me up.