Friday, July 31, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker (7-7) vs. Tommy Milone (5-2)
The Seattle Mariners visit Target Field on Friday to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Taijuan Walker for the Mariners and Tommy Milone for the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -108 and Minnesota at -108. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners have a 45-52 over/under record and a 41-61 run line mark, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Twins are 62-38 against the run line and have a 46-46 over/under record. They cover the spread 62% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 46-56 record, including 24-25 on the road. Taijuan Walker has a 7-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.03 and a 1.30 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 11-9 over his 112.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 117 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 11-8 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.80 and they've given up 290 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 282 times and walking 123 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.81 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95.
Seattle is batting .239 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .227 away from home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .300 and they hold a .389 team slugging percentage. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.07 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 118.
With a 32-20 home record, Minnesota will hope to improve on their 52-48 overall mark. Tommy Milone has a record of 5-2 while sporting an earned run average of 3.58 on the year with a 1.23 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 6-7 and he has allowed 70 hits over 75.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Twins are 7-4 when he starts. The team is averaging 5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.03 and they have given up 297 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .257 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 202 times and walking 89 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.44 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.07 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 3.95.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .282 at home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .307 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.46 hits per game and Joe Mauer leads the team with 101.
The Mariners have committed 56 errors and have combined for 1062 assists and 2,755 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 58 errors, accumulating 1022 assists and compiling 2,657 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 45-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 41-61 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 46-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 62-38 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/30/15 1B Logan Morrison Thumb "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
07/30/15 2B Robinson Cano Abdominal "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
07/29/15 3B Trevor Plouffe Personal paternity leave
06/26/15 CF Byron Buxton Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
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