Seattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers
MLB Regular Season, Friday July 26, 2019, 10:10 PM EDT at T-Mobile Park Seattle, Washington.
The Line: The Line: Detroit Tigers +115 / Seattle Mariners -135 -- Over/Under: 9.5
Free MLB Pick Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners.
Detroit Tigers: The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Tigers have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Detroit Tigers have lost 19 straight games when scoring three or less runs. The Detroit Tigers have taken over as the worst team in the league
and they will enter this game having gone just 12-48 in their last 60
games overall. The Tigers are a bad, bad team at the moment and it
showed in game one of this series as they fell by a score of 10-2. The
Tigers have been a mess on offense of late as they have averaged just
2.11 rpg over their last nine games. They scored just two runs in game
one and that was against a Seattle team that came into the game allowing
over 6.00 rpg at home. THis was after they were shut out at home by the
Phillies, with a struggling Vince Velasquez shutting them out through
5.2 innings of work. At this point, the Tigers are just playing for the
number one pick in the next MLB draft.
Taking the loss on Thursday evening was Drew VerHagen, who allowed seven runs (six earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out four in 4.0 innings of work. He is now 1-1 with a 14.40 ERA on the year. He has now allowed 16 ERs in just 10 innings of work on the year. John Hicks (6)had their lone home run in the game, while Jeimer Candelario drove in their other run. The Tigers are now 17-32 on the road and they are last in the league in run differential at -202. Toeing the rubber for the Tigers will be Daniel Norris and he has gone 2-8 with a 5.02 ERA in 20 games (17 starts) on the year, including 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in his last three starts and 1-4 with a 5.28 ERA in 12 games (10 starts) on the road.
Righties are hitting .298 off of Norris, while lefties are hitting .284 off of him this year. In his career, he has gone 10-9 with a 4.25 ERA in 48 games (37 starts) on the road and 0-2 with an 8.27 ERA in five starts during the month of July. Norris has gone 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA in five career starts against the Mariners, including 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in two starts against them here at T-Mobile Park.
The Tigers have been poor on offense so far as they come in ranked 29th in the league in scoring, putting up 3.58 rpg, while also ranking 29th in hitting at .231 and 29th in homers with 90. On the mound, they have been poor as they rank 27th in the league in ERA at 5.17, while also ranking 23rd in WHIP at 1.44 and 27th in K’s with 799. Their pen ranks 25th in ERA at 5.01.
Seattle Mariners: The Seattle Mariners look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mariners have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Seattle Mariners have won four straight games when scoring four or more runs. The Seattle Mariners have no shot at the postseason, so they are just trying to play out the string and build confidence for next year as they head down the stretch of the regular season.
One way to get that confidence is by winning and playing the lowly Tigers could help them out in that respect. The Mariners took game one of this series in easy fashion as they won by a score of 10-2. The Mariners fell behind 1-0 in the top of the 3rd, the then scored five times in the bottom of the inning and they never looked back. Having the big blow in that inning was Tim “Bend It Like” Beckham, who ripped a grand slam. It was his 15th homer of the year. Kyle Seager (8) also went deep for the Mariners, won consecutive games for the first time in a month.
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