Major league baseball on Saturday afternoon and we will see the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Seattle Mariners in game 2 of their 3 game series from Safeco Field in Seattle. Free Pick to follow. First pitch is scheduled for a 4:10 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised locally.
Over/ Under: 7.5 U -120
The Blue Jays rank 1st in scoring (5.26 rpg), while on the mound they are 22nd in ERA (4.04). Seattle ranks 26th in scoring (3.58 rpg), while on the mound they are 17th in ERA (3.84).
Trends for tonight’s game includes: The Blue Jays are 10-3 in their last 13 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game, but just 2-8 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series. The Mariners have gone 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, but just 7-23 in their last 30 games following a win.
Getting the ball for the Blue Jays today will be Drew Hutchison, who is 9-2 with a 5.19 ERA on the year, while on the road he has gone 2-1 with an 8.81 ERA in 10 starts. Drew is 0-1 with a 9.53 ERA in 1 career start vs the Mariners.
Taking the hill for Seattle today will be JA Happ, who is 4-5 with a 4.12 ERA in 18 starts this year, while at home he is 2-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 8 starts. Happ is 1-0 with an 0.00 ERA in 1 career starts vs the Blue Jays, but that start came in 2009.
Pick: I will go with the over in this one. I know this is a pitchers parks and the Mariners can't score, but I have a feeling they will score plenty in this one vs Hutchison, who has an 8.81 ERA on the road this year. Drew has been involved in many high scoring games this year as he is 9-2 but with a 5.19 ERA. His road starts this year have averaged 14.4 rpg, while his starts overall have put up 11.74 rpg. Even his 7 day starts have averaged 10.57 rpg. JA Happ has a solid 2.66 ERA at home this year and his home starts have averaged just 6 rpg, but still he will be facing a Toronto team that has absolutely crushed left-handed pitching this year as they have hit .290 and have scored 5.6 rp/9 off of them so far this year. I feel that both offenses will have their way in this one.
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