Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays, first game of the series. This series is interesting because the Rays are looking for more victories to continue fighting for the Wild Card. So far visitors are three games behind the Indians. But the Mariners don’t want to lose at home. The home team is the worst of the West Division in the American League. The game will be tight from the beginning, but the Rays are favorites to win tonight.
Seattle Mariners: In our house nothing is free.
The Mariners have a negative record in the West Divison. 48 wins and 68 losses. It is one of the worst records in the league. At home the record is similarly negative with 27-33. The last series at home was a draw against the Padres. The Mariners only have three defeats in the last game at home. Another winning series at home was against the Tigers 3-1.
At home the Mariners are scoring an average of 4.93 runs per game, 3.67 walks, 10.15 strike outs, 8.13 hits, 1.45 hime runs, 14.28 left on base. The defense allows up to 5.75 runs per game, 2.95 walks, 8.15 strike outs, 9.33 hits, 1.67 home runs.
Marco Gonzales will open the series tonight. 12-9 in 24 games as starter this season. 4.32 ERA, 139.2 pitched innings, 151 hits, 81 runs, 15 home runs, 101 strike outs and 1332 WHIP. 6-6 at home this season for him.
Tampa Bay Rays: We came to win, nothing more.
The Rays look for victories. It is the only thing they need to keep fighting for the wild card. The team is second best in the East Division in the American League. Five game up Boston Red Sox and 10 games behind the Yankees. It’s not hard to fight for the Wild Card, but the Rays must beat Indians and Twins for third place.
On the road the Rays are scoring an average of 4.95 runs per game, 3.37 walks, 9.25 strike outs, 9.26 hits, 1.42 home runs, 15.49 left on base. The defense allows up to 3.84 runs per game, 2.89 walks, 9.51 strike outs, 7.81 hits, 1.09 home runs, 14.23 left on base.
Jalen Beeks, second year with the Rays, 3.77 ERA. 5-1 in 24 appearances this season. So far a single game as a starter. This will be his second game as a starter with the Rays this year. 76.1 pitched innings, 75 hits, 34 runs, 8 home runs, 61 strike outs, 1349 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays 08/09/2019 is: take the OVER 9.0 (TOTALS).
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