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Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers Preview and Predictions 08-15-2019 in MLB


The Detroit Tigers have not won a series at home since the first week of May but they have a chance to put an end to that drought when they face the Seattle Mariners in the rubber match of a three-game set on Thursday afternoon. The worst home team in the majors at 17-42, the Tigers leveled the series with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

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Victor Reyes collected two hits and two RBIs Wednesday to extend his hitting streak to four games and help Detroit win for only the eighth time in 32 contests since the All-Star break. Travis Demeritte also had a pair of hits and has hit safely in eight straight games as the Tigers beat Seattle for the first time in six meetings this year and ended an eight-game skid in the series. The Mariners went deep five times in the series opener and hit two more homers Wednesday, including the team-leading 27th by Daniel Vogelbach. J.P. Crawford clubbed his first homer since July 25 but he is only 6-for-37 in August for Seattle, which has dropped nine of 11.

TV: 1:10 p.m. ET, ROOT Northwest (Seattle), FS Detroit

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners LH Tommy Milone (1-7, 4.70 ERA) vs. Tigers RH Spencer Turnbull (3-10, 3.68)

The Mariners will go with an opener in the series finale before turning to Milone, who is 0-6 over his last nine appearances and remains in search of his first victory since May 27. The 32-year-old followed the opener last time out and was reached for five runs and six hits over four innings while surrendering three home runs for the third time in his last five outings. Miguel Cabrera is 8-for-22 against Milone, who tossed five innings of two-run ball against the Tigers on July 28.

Like Milone, Turnbull is 0-6 in his last nine trips to the mound, remaining winless since May 31 despite giving up two runs on three hits over six innings against Kansas City on Saturday. It was the second quality start in three appearances for the 26-year-old rookie, who has failed to pitch beyond three innings in his three other starts since June 27. Set to make his first start versus Seattle, Turnbull is seeking his first win at Comerica Park, going 0-6 with a 4.08 ERA this year.

WALK-OFFS

1. Cabrera collected his 574th double, tying Bobby Abreu for the most by a Venezuelan-born player.

2. Mariners 3B Kyle Seager has hit safely in eight straight games.

3. Tigers recalled RHP David McKay, claimed off waivers from Seattle last week, from Triple-A Toledo.

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Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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Last Injuries

Detroit Tigers

  • Christin Stewart

    Concussion
    Late Aug | 7-day IL

    Stewart has been placed on the seven-day injured list due to a concussion. He has begun a rehabilitation assignment and is likely to be activated before the end of August.

  • Jeimer Candelario

    Thumb
    Late Aug | 10-day IL

    Candelario has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left thumb sprain. He is likely to remain of the IL until at least the end of August.

  • Blaine Hardy

    Elbow
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Hardy is expected to spend the remainder of the season on the 60-day injured list with a left flexor tendon strain.

  • Jordan Zimmermann

    Neck
    Prob Sat | probable

    Zimmermann has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list after a right cervical spasm. It is expected that he will return to the starting rotation for Saturday's contest against the Rays.

  • JaCoby Jones

    Wrist
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Jones has a fractured left wrist and is likely to miss the remainder of the season while on the 10-day injured list.

  • Josh Harrison

    Hamstring
    Mid Aug | 10-day IL

    Harrison has been transferred to the 60-day injured list after undergoing surgery to repair a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and a partial tear. He is likely to be activated during the middle of August.

  • Spencer Turnbull

    Back
    Prob Mon | probable

    Turnbull has been activated from the 10-day injured list after healing from an upper-back strain. He is likely to be available for Monday's game against the White Sox.

  • Jordy Mercer

    Lower Body
    Prob Mon | probable

    Mercer was held out of the previous game with lower-body cramps, but he is expected to suit up Monday against the White Sox.

Seattle Mariners

  • Tyler O'Neill

    Wrist
    Early Sept | 10-day IL

    O'Neill has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left wrist. He is expected to return by the beginning of September.

  • Felix Hernandez

    Back
    Ques Sat | 60-day IL

    Hernandez has been moved to the 60-day injured list with a Grade 1 lat strain. He has suffered a setback in his rehabilitation, and it is unclear if he will be activated prior to Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.

  • Brandon Brennan

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Brennan has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation. A timetable for return has yet to be established.

  • Domingo Santana

    Elbow
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Santana has missed the last three games tending to elbow soreness, and it is unknown if he will play against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

  • Braden Bishop

    Abdominal
    Early Sept | 10-day IL

    Bishop has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a lacerated spleen and is expected to be out until at least the start of September.

  • Kristopher Negron

    Head
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Negron left the previous game with a forehead contusion and a nasal abrasion. His status for Friday's matchup versus the Braves is hazy.

  • Roenis Elias

    Hamstring
    Late Aug | 10-day IL

    Elias has landed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring, and he is not expected to return to the bullpen until at the latter part of August.

  • Austin Adams

    Shoulder
    Late Aug | 10-day IL

    Adams has been ticketed for the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 right shoulder strain. It is anticipated that he will remain on the shelf until at least the end of August.

detroit-tigers Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Gregory Soto 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Matthew Boyd 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500
Nicholas Castellanos 17 17 69 14 24 7 3 6 8 49 2 16 1 .348 .710 .392
Harold Castro 63 58 226 21 64 6 3 4 28 88 3 56 2 .283 .389 .300
Miguel Cabrera 109 106 400 32 111 18 0 9 48 156 0 90 0 .278 .390 .339
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Buck Farmer 57 1 156 58 4 50 5 2 26 0 0 3 18 914
Joe Jimenez 53 0 140 65 4 42 9 1 29 0 0 0 19 856
Daniel Stumpf 43 0 79 25 0 33 4 1 17 0 0 2 13 479
Victor Alcantara 43 0 117 22 1 44 8 0 25 0 0 3 13 629
Blaine Hardy 39 0 133 29 0 38 10 0 24 0 0 1 13 689
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
John Hicks 75 67 0 34 15 0 0 3
Grayson Greiner 43 43 1 27 11 4 0 1
Bobby Wilson 15 15 0 11 1 0 0 0
Jake Rogers 15 15 0 4 4 1 0 4
Brandon Dixon 90 75 0 0 0 6 0 0

seattle-mariners Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Austin Nola 45 33 121 19 38 7 1 6 13 65 0 30 0 .314 .537 .362
Omar Narvaez 102 86 338 53 97 9 0 17 43 157 0 72 0 .287 .464 .361
Tim Lopes 13 11 35 4 10 1 0 1 8 14 1 5 1 .286 .400 .366
Dee Gordon 85 79 292 29 81 9 4 3 27 107 17 46 4 .277 .366 .305
Kristopher Negron 15 12 41 8 11 0 0 2 7 17 1 14 0 .268 .415 .318
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Cory Gearrin 46 1 118 36 4 38 3 1 17 0 0 7 20 655
Shawn Armstrong 38 0 121 49 2 37 5 1 24 0 0 4 20 765
Brandon Brennan 33 0 108 36 0 28 5 4 23 0 0 4 21 584
Anthony Swarzak 32 0 90 27 0 24 5 2 9 0 0 1 12 484
Marco Gonzales 26 26 456 116 5 169 15 1 86 0 0 6 38 2434
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Omar Narvaez 102 86 0 46 10 5 0 2
David Freitas 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Austin Nola 45 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
Brandon Brennan 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Daniel Vogelbach 114 102 0 0 0 2 0 0