San Diego Padres at Seattle Mariners
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 7, 2019, 6:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres -165 / Seattle Mariners +135 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners meet Wednesday in MLB action at T-Mobile Park.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Padres have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 123 hits and 77 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 214 hits and 117 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.23 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Lucchesi is 2-0 with a 3.09 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Mariners have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 112 hits and 68 RBI while Omar Narvaez and Mallex Smith have combined for 178 hits and 69 RBI. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 4-8 with a 5.49 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. This will be Kikuchi’s first career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 1-4 in Lucchesis last 5 road starts and 0-4 in Lucchesis last 4 starts. The Mariners are 5-0 in their last 5 home games, 7-20 in their last 27 during game 2 of a series and 2-10 in Kikuchis last 12 starts. The Padres are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 17-4-1 in Kikuchis last 22 starts overall. The over is 5-2 in Padres last 7 overall.
Lucchesi has allowed 25 hits and 16 runs in his last 27.1 innings, and he has a 6.46 ERA and .282 allowed batting average on the road. Kikuchi has allowed 31 hits and 20 earned runs in his last 26.2 innings, and he has a 5.43 ERA and .280 allowed batting average at home. Both of these pitchers have been pretty much batting practice as of late and these are two offenses that are kind of due for a breakout performance. I'll lean toward the over before I seriously consider getting behind either of these pitchers.