Texas Rangers (16-27) at Seattle Mariners (24-17)
Bartolo Colon (1-1) vs Christian Bergman (0-0)
MLB: Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm ET (Safeco Field)
Predicted Score: Texas Rangers 5.4 / Seattle Mariners 4.4
FREE MLB PICK TEXAS RANGERS VS SEATTLE MARINERS
Today, the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners will meet for Game 2 where they will wrap up a very short series at Safeco Field.
The Texas Rangers last ten games have resulted in seven losses and three wins. The current season feels as if it is a learning experience for the team. One day they win and the next few days they experience losses. The team currently has a run differential of -62. They have also seen 11 of their games fall below a .500. Last night, the Rangers tried to fight back as much as they could in order to tie up the game or take the lead. But come the eleventh inning with little left in the bullpen, the team lost to the Mariners. Today, the team will be looking to break their losing streak. In the schedule to be sent to the mound is right-handed pitcher Bartolo Colon. Colon currently holds a 1-1 win/loss, 3.32 ERA, 29 SO, and 0.90 WHIP. His career against the Mariners has resulted in 20-12 win/loss, a 3.89 ERA, and 164 strikeouts. The batting leaders for the Rangers are Joey Gallo with 13 home runs and 27 runs batted in, and Nomar Mazara with a batting average of .286.
The Seattle Mariners will be calling up from Triple-A Tacoma, right-handed pitcher Christian Bergman to be sent to the mound to start. In eight starts in Tacoma, Bergman went 3-3 with a 3.40 ERA. The team has taken some hard hits with their top hitters Robinson Cano being suspended 80 games and Nelson Cruz being injured. Yesterday during the game, the Mariners started off shaky and gave up a three-run lead, but came back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead. The eleventh inning sealed the deal for the team winning, when Guillermo Heredia’s walk-off single allowed Ryon Healy on second base to score. The Mariners outrank the Rangers in offense with 4.71 runs, 9.00 hits, 2.95 walks, and 7.66 strikeouts. Mitch Haniger leads with 10 home runs and 32 runs batted in, while Dee Gordon leads with a batting average of .317.
Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends
- 2-4 ATS in last 6 games
- 5-0 ATS in last 5 games on the road against Seattle
- OVER in 4 of last 6 games against Seattle
- 4-2 SU in last 6 games
- 0-5 ATS in last 5 games against Texas at home
- OVER in 4 of last 6 games against Texas
Free MLB Prediction Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners will finish off their short series today. The statistical match-up between the teams shows the Rangers ranking number 25 with 7.81 hits per game. The Mariners on the other hand rank number 5. Seattle is currently ranked 17 in defense, while the rangers rank number 27 in the amount of runs the team has allowed this current season. Bergman for the Mariners is currently 0-0, while Colon is 1-1. The game will be a close one, but I believe the match-up between the two teams tonight will go to the Rangers.