Seattle Mariners (210-23) at Tampa Bay Rays (24-22)
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 26, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -115 / Seattle Mariners -105 --- Over/Under: 7
The Tampa Bay Rays and the Seattle Mariners face off on Tuesday at Tropicana Field for game two of their MLB series.
The Tampa Bay Rays were able to put runners on base on Monday but they were unable to convert them into runs as they fell to the Mariners. Logan Forsythe hit a home run, Jake Elmore had two hits, and Evan Longoria had a hit as the Rays scored one run on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi allowed five hits and two runs, one earned, while striking out seven over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 3-5 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Rays start Alex Colome who has allowed 28 hit sand 13 earned runs while striking out 19 over 24.1 innings for a 3-1 record and a 4.81 ERA.
The Seattle Mariners scored two runs in the first inning on Monday and that was all they really needed to get the win on Monday. Mike Zunino hit a home run and Robinson Cano and Seth Smith each had two hits as the Mariners scored four runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Roenis Elias allowed six hits and a run while striking out six over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 2-1 for the season and Fernando Rodney earned his 13th save. For Tuesday’s game the Mariners start J.A. Happ who has allowed 46 hits and 19 runs while striking out 38 over 47.1 innings for a 3-1 record and a 3.61 ERA.
Tampa Bay is 5-3 in their last eight home games, 3-10 at home against a team with a losing road record, and 6-2 in Colome’s last eight starts. Seattle is 4-1 in game two of a series, 6-12 as an underdog, and 4-0 in Happ’s last four starts in game two of a series. Seattle is 8-15 in their last 23 games in Tampa Bay.
I went back and forth on making Seattle a Premium Pick here but instead I will make them a free pick as Tampa Bay hits lefties pretty well so that increases their chances some.