San Diego Padres at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 6, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres / Seattle Mariners -- Over/Under:
The San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners meet Tuesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 122 hits and 75 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 213 hits and 115 RBI. Dinelson Lamet gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Lamet’s first career game against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners also need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Mariners have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have lost 11 of their last 13 games when scoring three or less runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 111 hits and 67 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 176 hits and 69 RBI. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball, and he is 6-4 with a 5.17 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. LeBlanc is 0-2 with a 2.93 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 0-4 in their last 4 games following an off day, 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 1-11 in Lamet's last 12 starts. The Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 home games, 6-17 in their last 23 games following an off day and 5-16 in their last 21 vs. National League West. The Padres are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in Mariners last 6 home games. The over is 5-2 in Padres last 7 overall.
Lamet is still a pitcher working his way back from TJ surgery, so the struggles are expected, but he still has 30 strikeouts in 23 innings and shows flashes of somebody who could be a key part in this Padres rotation moving forward. LeBlanc has allowed 35 hits and 17 earned runs in his last 30.2 innings, and he's allowed 11 homers since June. I'm not trying to get behind either of these teams, but Lamet has looked good since his return, it's just a bad inning here and there that's hurt him. He's somebody with great potential and can miss a lot of bats when feeling good. I'll take a shot with the San Diego Padres, especially with the Mariners offense disappearing over the weekend.