Seattle Mariners versus New York Yankees (May 7)
The Seattle Mariners head to New York in second place in the American League West.
The Yankees are in a similar position in the American League East behind the Tampa Bay Rays.
Marco Gonzalez is scheduled to start for the Mariners and Masahior Tanika is set to take the ball for the Yankees.
The Mariners rely on the long ball, having belt 65 home runs this season. Jay Bruce leads the home run barrage with ten, although hitting just .185.
Edwin Encarnacion and Daniel Vogelbach are right behind Bruce, with nine home runs.
Tim Beckham and Mitch Haniger have hit balls out of the park seven times each.
The team’s best overall hitter so far has been Domingo Santana with six home runs and a team high 30 RBI.
As a unit, the Mariners have scored 194 runs for an average of 5.5 per game.
Much like the Mariners, the Yankees hit plenty of home runs.
Despite numerous injuries, the Yankees have hit 50 home runs and are averaging 5.2 runs per game.
Gary Sanchez is the team leader in home runs with 11, while Luke Voit is tops in RBI with 27 to go along with nine home runs.
Clint Frazier has six home runs, while Gleyer Torres and Brett Gardner have each gone deep five times.
As for Seattle’s pitching, Gonzalez enters with a 5-1 record and 5.28 ERA. He’s allowed 50 hits and 12 walks in 46 2/3 innings.
Roenis Elias has been solid at the back end, saving four with an ERA of 2.45 in 18 1/3 innings.
Connor Sadzeck and Zac Rosscup have combined to allow five earned runs in 22 innings.
Despite an average ERA, the Mariners have allowed 5.5 runs per game because of a sloppy defense, botching 39 plays this year.
For the Yankees, Tanaka is 2-3 with a 3.92 ERA.
He’s allowed six home runs in just 39 innings, which may be troublesome against the Mariners, who like to go deep.
Closer Aroldis Chapman has been solid, saving six with an ERA of 2.19.
Other top relievers include Adam Ottavino and Tommy Kahnle, allowing just six runs in 29 innings combined.
The Yankees have a 3.88 ERA and have allowed 4.2 runs per game.
The Mariners are 11-6 on the road and the Yankees are just 9-8 at home.
If looking at the teams performing to their season averages, you looking at about 10 runs combined.
However, the Mariners will likely take advantage of Tanaka’s inability to keep the ball in the park.
Seattle should tack on a run or two, therefore, looking at a final score of around 6-5 or 7-5 for the Mariners.
Im going with Seattle and the OVER in this one.