Seattle Mariners (52-73) @ Tampa Bay Rays (73-52)
August 19, 2019, 7:10 PM ET (Tropicana Field)
Line: Seattle Mariners +168 Tampa Bay Rays -178
Run Line: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 Total: 8.5
This will be the fourth of six games between these teams with the Rays sweeping the Mariners the first series they played last week. The pitching matchup will be an all left-hander affair that will see Marco Gonzales go for Seattle while Brendan McKay will get the start for Tampa Bay. Seattle has struggled against left-handers this season going 14-25 while the Rays have been great going 28-19 this year. The Rays has struggled in games they are favored in going 44-48. Tampa Bay will be without their batting leader Avisail Garcia who won’t be eligible to return on Saturday with an oblique injury.
Seattle looks to rebound from struggles against Tampa
Seattle is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games including three straight losses against Tampa Bay. The Mariners are 13-17 in their last 30 games and are 5-5 in their last ten games but their last two. Seattle has struggled offensively after the all-star break as they are last in runs scored since the break. They also have the fewest hits and the sixth-worst batting average. Seattle has also had trouble out of the bullpen as they have blown 20 saves this season. They also are currently 24th in ERA with a 4.88 ERA and has surrendered the third-most runs.
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