Mariners (18-17, 9-9 road) at Dodgers (18-17, 8-5 home)
- Time: 7:10 PST, 9:10 CST, 10:10 EST
- Place: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
- TV: ROOT Sports Northwest, SNLA, MLB Extra Innings
Seattle opens a two-game series at Dodger Stadium against the struggling Dodgers after the Mariners lost the last two games at Texas over the weekend.
- Los Angeles is 2-8 over it’s last 10 games as the Dodgers have gone 5-15 after starting the season at 13-2.
- The Mariners are 5-5 over their last 10 games as the Orioles also took two from Seattle in the series before the two losses to the Rangers.
Los Angeles has won eight of the last 11 games in the series as the two teams split a pair in Seattle on April 19 and April 20.
Last Time Out:
Seattle dropped a 10-2 loss in Texas on Sunday as the Rangers won back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday after Seattle took a 5-4 win on Friday. Mitch Haniger and Kyle Seager had a pair of RBI singles in the fifth inning before the Rangers struck back with a six-run fifth that chased Mariners pitcher Justus Sheffield.
The Angels took the rubber game from the Dodgers, 2-1, in Anaheim as LA lost on Friday and Sunday as their 14-11 win was sandwiched in the middle. Chris Taylor put the Dodgers ahead 1-0 in the third with a two-out RBI single. However, Jared Walsh was the difference for the Angels with a two-run double in the bottom of the inning. Trevor Bauer picked up the loss for the Dodgers.
Mariners (23-11, ATS):
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Mariners’ last 5 road games
- Seattle is 0-5 SU when playing at Dodger Stadium
- The OVER has been the play in 12 of the Mariners’ last 18 games vs. the National League
Dodgers (14-20, ATS):
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA’s last 8 games
- The OVER has been the play in the Dodgers’ last 6 home games
- The UNDER has been the call in 5 of the last 6 Dodgers-Mariners games
|Teams||Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Seattle Mariners||+1½ (-105)||+190||O 7 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-1½ (-115)||-230||U 7 (-110)|
On the Mound:
Seattle’s Yusei Kikuchi (1-2, 4.30 ERA) takes the mound against the Dodgers’ Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.13 ERA)
Kikuchi had three no-decisions in three solid outings in his first three starts. He struck out 10 in going six innings in a season-opening loss to the Giants. He lost at Boston on April 23 and he lost his last outing against the Orioles as he gave up three runs on five hits in seven innings in striking out seven in a 6-0 loss last Wednesday.
Buehler has four straight no-decisions as Los Angeles 1-3 in those games. He has pitched between six and seven innings in each and has logged 37.1 innings while striking out 39 in those. Buehler took a 1-0 decision over the Nationals on April 9 as he struck out four in six innings.
J.P. Crawford continues to swing a hot bat for the Mariners as he went 2-for-5 on Sunday and has now reached base in 25 of Seattle’s last 28 games. He was 6-for-13 with a home run and 2 RBI in the weekend series in Arlington….Mitch Haniger continues to lead MLB with RBI out of the lead off spot with 25.
Haniger has three home runs and eight RBI in his last eight games….Right-handed reliever Drew Steckenrider has been money for the Mariners so far this season as he has allowed only one earned run over his last 10.1 innings which extends over eight games. He has held opponents to a paltry .125 combined batting average over that period.
The struggles of the Dodgers are real as chemistry and continuity seem to be the real problems in a lineup that has been built to win now. It seems when the batters are hitting and getting runs, then the pitching blows up. They can get really solid pitching and then the bullpens leaves them hanging as we noted in the earlier part of the article.
When alluding to Walker Buechler….Mookie Betts has made good though as he went 10-of-35 on the recent road trip when he did have a couple of home runs….Max Muncy was 6-for-30 on the recent road trip as two of the six hits were also home runs….Sunday ended a nine-game streak where LA pitchers had surrendered at least one home run in nine straight games and four of those were of the multiple-home run variety.
Winner: Dodgers -1½