Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Hisashi Iwakuma (2-2) vs. Mike Pelfrey (5-7)
The Seattle Mariners head to Target Field on Sunday to take on the Minnesota Twins. The Mariners send Hisashi Iwakuma to the mound to face Mike Pelfrey of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -130 and Minnesota at +120. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Mariners, with a 42-62 run line record, cover the spread 40% of the time. They also have a 46-53 over/under record. The Twins are 63-39 against the run line and have a 47-47 over/under record. They cover the spread 62% of the time.
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The Mariners come into this game with a 47-57 record, and they are 25-26 away from home. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma holds a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.10 and a WHIP of 1.26. The Mariners are 3-5 over his 47.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 52 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-3. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 294 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.80. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 286 times and walking 126 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.83 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96.
Seattle is batting .240 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .231 away from home. The Mariners on-base percentage sits at .301, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .393. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.14 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 123.
With a 53-49 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 33-21 at home. With an earned run average of 3.92, Mike Pelfrey will come into this game holding a 5-7 record and a 1.46 WHIP. The Twins have a record of 10-9 over the 110.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 126 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-10. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 300 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.99. Teams are hitting .254 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 209 times and walking 92 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.11 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 3.98.
They are batting .252 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .279 at home. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .306, which puts them at 22nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .399. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.43 hits per game and Joe Mauer leads the team with 102.
In terms of team defense, the Mariners have a fielding percentage of .985 with 58 total errors, 1079 assists and 2,806 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 60 errors, accumulating 1037 assists and compiling 2,711 put outs.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 46-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 42-62 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 47-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 63-39 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/01/15 1B Logan Morrison Thumb is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Minnesota Twins
08/01/15 2B Robinson Cano Abdominal is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday 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)
08/01/15 3B Trevor Plouffe Personal is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
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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