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Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres
MLB: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 3:40 PM EST
The Mariners had won three in a row before a recent loss, but they had lost six straight before that. After their blazing start, they still have the most wins in the Majors and this is their first interleague series of the season. Seattle’s lineup has scored the most runs in the bigs and in a recent four-game stretch they scored 28 runs while their pitching, which ranks in the middle of the pack in team ERA, gave up 24 runs.
The Padres recently had their six-game losing streak snapped and to say their lineup has struggled lately would be an understatement. The club ranks 25th in the Majors in runs scored and in a recent seven-game stretch they only totaled 17 runs. This is also San Diego’s first interleague series of the season and they have won five of their last seven interleague games.
The Padres are 4-0 in their last four games facing the Mariners.
The lineup has helped the King, big time
Felix Hernandez (1-1 4.91 ERA) gets the nod in this game and the Seattle lineup has really helped King Felix out this season. The team has won three of his four starts where he has been given 30 runs of support in the three wins. Hernandez has given up one, two, three, and four runs in his four starts this season and in his last one gave up the four runs on nine hits in six innings in an 11-10 win over the L.A. Angels. The Mariners have lost 10 of Hernandez’s last 14 starts and have lost seven of his last 10 road starts. However, the team has won six of King Felix’s last eight road starts facing the Padres.
Domingo Santana leads the AL in RBI and is batting over .315 and Jay Bruce is among the league leaders in HR even though he is just hitting above. 200.
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The Mariners have lost their last five interleague games and have dropped six of their last seven interleague games facing a right-hand starter.
Paddock looks for first W
Chris Paddock (0-1 2.25 ERA) goes for the Padres in this interleague game and while he has pitched well in his four starts he is looking for his first win. In his last outing, he gave up three runs on only three hits, two HR, in six innings in a 6-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. In his first three starts of the season, he gave up one run in each start. The two HR’s that Paddock gave up in his last start was the first he has given up all season and in three of his four starts, he has only issued one walk.
Heralded rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the Padres in homers and RBI and in a recent seven-game stretch hit .348. Manny Machado is not off to the best start with four home runs and only nine RBI and he only has one HR at home this season.
The San Diego Padres are:
- 6-0 in their last 6 Wednesday games
- 4-0 in their last 4 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record
- 5-2 in their last 7 interleague games
The Seattle Mariners are:
- 0-5 in their last 5 interleague games
- 0-7 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record
- 3-7 in their last 10 overall
- 0-5 in their last 5 vs. National League West
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Paddock has pitched well on the young season, but has nothing to show for it. He got little help from the lineup in his last start, but he will get some help in this one. The Padres and their struggling lineup will not light up King Felix, but they will to his for a few runs. Paddock will have another strong outing and lead the Padres to a win in Game 2 of this series.
Prediction: PICK: Padres
Full-Game Total Pick
While the head to head betting trends point to the Under in the lats four games for San Diego the total has gone Under. You have to go with the last trend, as the Padres lineup has struggled to score runs this season and on top of that Paddock will tame the bats of Seattle in this game. The Under is the way to go in this interleague matchup.
Prediction: PICK: Under