New York Yankees (89-53) at Seattle Mariners (78-64)
|Date & Time||Sunday September 9, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +112 / New York Yankees -122 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday in MLB action at Safeco Field.
The New York Yankees look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Yankees have won nine of their last 12 games when scoring more than two runs. Miguel Andujar leads the Yankees with 148 hits and 76 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius have combined for 268 hits and 159 RBI. CC Sabathia gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 14-6 with a 2.57 ERA and 174 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners need a victory here after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Mariners have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Seattle Mariners have lost seven of their last eight 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 283 hits and 113 RBI. Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 5.56 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Ramirez is 2-2 with a 3.66 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 10-3 in their last 13 road games, 5-1 in Sabathias last 6 Sunday starts and 9-4 in Sabathias last 13 starts during game 3 of a series. The Mariners are 5-11 in their last 16 home games, 5-11 in Ramirezs last 16 home starts and 4-1 in Ramirezs last 5 starts. The Yankees are 13-3 in Sabathias last 16 starts vs. Mariners, 7-0 in Sabathias last 7 road starts vs. Mariners and 20-6 in the last 26 meetings in Seattle
At this point backing the Seattle Mariners doesn't make much sense, as the luck in close games is gone, the batting lineup isn't doing much damage and the confidence on the team is down as the standings seem to be getting away from them rather quickly. The New York Yankees are playing solid baseball as of late and Sabathia has allowed three or less runs in six of his last seven starts. Getting a cheap price with the better team to fade the slumping Mariners makes too much sense. Give me the Yanks for the sweep.