Seattle Mariners (46-25 ) vs New York Yankees (46-20)Date : 06/19/2018
Time : 7:05 PM ET
Location : Yankee Stadium
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Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees
The Yankees will welcome the Mariners to Yankee Stadium as the two teams will be going head to head in a 3 game series. The Yankees are the best team in the Major while the Mariners are in the 2nd place of the AL West division. This will be their first meeting of the year.
Game 1 and 2 starts at 7:05 PM ET and Game 3 starts at 1:05 PM ET.
Seattle Mariners's Latest Performance :
The Mariners are coming off a series split against the Red Sox, the Mariners have now dropped into second place of the AL West division with a record 46-26 they now trail the Astros 1 1/2 game. The Mariners will begin their 10 games east coast road trip off on the right foot against the Yankees in a 3 game series. The Mariners are playing really well this season but the Astros are currently on an 11 game winning streak. They are 21-12 when playing on the road this season, Coming into this series the Mariners are 12th in pitching with a 3.86 ERA and 13th in batting with 315 runs scored this season.
Player to watch this series: Nelson Cruz, he went 1-for-3 with a solo home run. It wasn’t a very successful afternoon for the Mariners but at least Cruz came through for the team before they head out for a long road trip. He has picked up 22 RBI over the past 25 outings since returning from an elbow on May 23. Cruz will look to stay hot when the Mariners hit the road on Tuesday night against Domingo German and the Yankees. His line this season .249/.339/.521 with 40 RBIs and 17 homers.
Probable Pitchers for this series
Game 1: Marco Gonzales, he has gone 4-0 with a 1.41 ERA over his last six starts, though he gave up seven hits and three runs in a five-inning no-decision on Wednesday. This will be his first time facing the Yankees.
Game 2: Felix Hernandez, he has the highest ERA of his 13-year career, but is coming off seven innings of two-run ball against Boston and has a history of pitching well vs. the Yankees he is 6-1, 1.41 in nine games at Yankee Stadium.
Game 3: James Paxton, he is coming off his shortest start, 2 1/3 innings with six hits and six runs (five earned) against Boston when several errors led to a rough outing. But he was 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings in his previous nine starts.
New York Yankees's Latest Performance :
The Yankees will get ready to host a 3 game series against the red-hot Mariners at home. The Yankees are coming off a series win over the Rays despite losing the rubber game. The Yankees are the best team in the Majors with a record of 46-21 on the season. They have now won 13 of their last 17 games. Coming into this series the Yankees are 3rd in batting with 359 runs scored already this season and 5th in pitching with a 3.43 ERA. The Yankees batting this season has been incredible they are able to out bat their opponents left and right. Playing against a tough team like the Mariners could be the biggest challenge for the Yankees yet. They are 26-11 when playing at home this season.
Player to watch in this series: Gleyber Torres, he is really making a case for the league not to pick him as rookie of the year. He is exceeding everyone expectations and is the perfect fit for the heavy hitting New York Yankees. He will have to play a major role when the Mariners visit. He has 13 homers on the year with 34 RBIs and is slashing .283/.337/.554.
Probable Pitchers for this series:
Game 1: Domingo German, he struck out a career-best 10 hitters over six innings, allowing three runs in a win over the Rays. He is 1-4 with a 5.23 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 12 appearances, including seven starts.
Game 2: Jonathan Loaisiga, after an impressive Major debut he gets his second start of the season he will go up against a very tough Mariners, in his last start he tossed out 5 scoreless innings.
Game 3: Luis Severino, he was dominant in Saturday’s victory over the Rays, racking up nine strikeouts over his eight shutout innings. He has a 2.09 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 118/25 K/BB ratio across over his 99 innings heading into the series against the Mariners.
How Seattle Mariners & New York Yankees Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Yankees are 40-13 in their last 53 overall.
Mariners are 16-5 in their last 21 games following a win.
Against The Spread Selection: Seattle Mariners
My reason for the pick :
The Mariners will beat the Yankees 2-1 in a 3 game set, although the Yankees batting has been great all season long when two elite teams match up it is usually decided by who has the better pitcher rotation. All the three games will go down to the wire since it is the first time that these two teams are meeting it is a great opportunity for the Mariners to show the Yankees what they are all about. The Yankees batters will have trouble batting against these Mariners pitcher. The first 2 games will go to the Mariners while the rubber game will go to the Yankees because Severino will be controlling the mound.
Betting trends for Seattle Mariners:
- Mariners are 11-3 in their last 14 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Betting trends for New York Yankees:
- Yankees are 36-16 in their last 52 vs. a team with a winning record.