MLB Baseball, Friday May 17, 2019 at 10:10 p.m. (T-Mobile Park)
Money Line: Minnesota -107 / Seattle -103 O/U: 9
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While you’re snoozing, the Twins and Mariners will be playing baseball. That doesn’t mean that your money can’t be working. Game two of the four game set between these two teams will have a first pitch of 10:10 PM EDT. Seattle will look to comeback from last nights slugfest that saw the Twins take home the W, 11-6. Minnesota broke through on the scoreboard in the third with two runs, and then busted it open in the fourth putting up seven. Barrels was the theme of the night for the Twins, as they smacked 14 balls that had an exit velocity of 100 MPH or more.
Martin Perez, the veteran up-start lefty, will be on the bump for the Twins tonight. Perez has reinvented himself this season, adding a cutter along with adding about three miles per hour to his fastball. The lefty has been quite the pleasant surprise for Twins fans, as he has diced this year, going 5-1 with a 3.11 ERA. When Perez is on, opponents look silly in the batters box. As a quick worker, if Martin can find his groove, this could potentially be a quick game. On the other side of the game, the Twins offense has been nothing but spectacular. The offense combined for four homers last night as they continue to mash. Jorge Polanco has been the man so far, hitting .333 with eight bombs and 20 RBIs. Making contact has been one of the Twins strengths this season. Fan favorite, La Tortuga, has only struck out twice in the 20 games he has played. Jonathan Schoop has only added five Ks in his 39 games.
One of the only pitchers to wear a single digit number, Marco Gonzales, gets the call for the Ms to look to shut down the Twins offense. Marco is sporting a 5-2 record with a 3.18 ERA on the side. Gonzales was rolling until two back to back rough outings against the Cubs and Red Sox. The high pitch counts during those outings could have been attributed to the Mariners last ranked defense. With 49 errors and a .971 fielding percentage, it’s no secret what is counteracting the Mariners potent offense. Domingo Santana has been the pop in the Mariner lineup with eight home runs and 37 RBIs. Seattle fans can always count on him nightly for an RBI in the middle of the lineup. Jay Bruce, Daniel Vogelbach and Edwin Encarnacion all are tied with 12 home runs that all contribute to Seattle’s MLB best 87 yacks this season.
8-3 SU in their last 11 games
1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Seattle
The O/U has gone over 7 of their last 10 games played on a Friday
O/U has gone over in 5 of their last 6
4-13 SU in their last 17 games
4-11 in their last 15 games against the American League
Pick: Tonight will be one of those rare nights where Perez’s cutter will run into a few too many Mariner bats. Seattle -103