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Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners Preview and Predictions 04-17-2019 in MLB


The Cleveland Indians look to complete a three-game sweep when they visit the struggling Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. Cleveland notched a pair of two-run victories to clinch the series while the Mariners are 0-5 on their six-game homestand after a franchise-best 13-2 start.

Leonys Martin recorded his third three-hit performance in the last six games and Jason Kipnis notched two hits in his second contest of the season as the Indians posted a 4-2 triumph on Tuesday. Cleveland has scored 18 runs in its last three games and is 4-4 entering the finale of its nine-game road trip. Jay Bruce went deep in the eighth inning for the Mariners, who extended their major-league record to 20 consecutive games with a homer to open the season. Seattle has scored a total of nine runs over its last four games after averaging 7.7 over its first 16 contests.

TV: 6:40 p.m. ET, SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland), ROOT Northwest (Seattle)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Indians RH Carlos Carrasco (1-2, 12.60 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Erik Swanson (0-0, 9.00)

Carrasco only recorded two outs in his last turn as he gave up six runs and six hits in a loss to Kansas City. The 32-year-old registered 12 strikeouts over five innings in his lone win on April 6, when he gave up two runs and six hits against Toronto. Carrasco is 4-3 with a 4.10 ERA in eight career appearances (seven starts) against the Mariners and has served up two homers to Bruce (3-for-9).



Swanson will make his first major-league start as he fills the rotation spot of the injured Wade LeBlanc (oblique). The 25-year-old Swanson was acquired in the offseason trade in which James Paxton was sent to the New York Yankees. Swanson gave up two runs and three hits over two innings in his big-league debut against Kansas City on Thursday.

WALK-OFFS

1. Indians LHP Brad Hand recorded the save in both games of the series and is 6-for-6 on the season.

2. The Mariners are closing in on the franchise record for consecutive games with a homer at any point of the season - 23 in 2013.

3. Cleveland recalled INF Mike Freeman, who went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Tuesday, from Triple-A Columbus and optioned SS Eric Stamets (2-for-41, 24 strikeouts) to the same affiliate.

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Safeco Field
Seattle, Washington, USA.
Capacity: 48,052

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Last Injuries

Seattle Mariners

  • Felix Hernandez

    Back
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Hernandez has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 lat strain and has suffered a setback in his rehabilitation. He is not expected to return until at least the beginning of July.

  • Ryon Healy

    Back
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Healy has been designated for the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in his lower back, and it is undetermined if he will be activated prior to Monday's matchup against the Royals.

  • Brandon Brennan

    Back
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Brennan is on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain. A timetable for return has yet to be established.

  • Edwin Encarnacion

    Acquired
    Prob Mon | probable

    Encarnacion was recently acquired via trade and is expected to join the team prior to Monday's matchup against the Rays.

  • Dee Gordon

    Wrist
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Gordon missed the last game with a bruised right wrist, and it is unknown if he will be available for Sunday's contest against the Athletics.

  • Edwin Encarnacion

    Back
    Out Sat | out

    Encarnacion sat out the previous two games nursing a back injury, and is not expected to play against the Athletics on Saturday.

  • J.P. Crawford

    Ankle
    Prob Fri | probable

    Crawford has been activated from the 10-day injured list where he was recovering from a left ankle sprain. He is expected to suit up for Friday's game against the Athletics.

  • Hunter Strickland

    Back
    Late June | 60-day IL

    Strickland has been moved to the 60-day injured list with a Grade 2 right lat strain and is likely to be on the shelf until at least the end of June.

Cleveland Indians

  • Corey Kluber

    Forearm
    Mid Aug | 60-day IL

    Kluber has been transfered to the 60-day injured list with a non-displaced fracture of his right ulna bone and is expected to be sidelined until at least sometime in August.

  • Bradley Zimmer

    Shoulder
    Late June | 60-day IL

    Zimmer has been transferred to the 60-day injured list while recuperating from labrum surgery on his right shoulder. He is likely to be activated toward the latter half of June.

  • Mike Clevinger

    Back
    Prob Mon | probable

    Clevinger has been activated from the 60-day injured list after healing from an upper-back and Teres major muscle strain, and he is likely to take the mound for his scheduled start Monday against the Rangers.

  • Jason Kipnis

    Hip
    Prob Fri | probable

    Kipnis has been absent from the lineup for the past two games with tightness in his right hip but is expected to start on Friday against the Tigers.

  • Dan Otero

    Shoulder
    Late June | 10-day IL

    Otero has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. He is expected to return to action toward the end of June.

  • Carlos Carrasco

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Carrasco has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to an unspecified blood condition. A timetable for return has yet to be established.

  • Jefry Rodriguez

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Rodriguez has landed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain, and it is unknown how much time he will miss.

  • Tyler Naquin

    Calf
    Prob Tues | probable

    Naquin has been activated from the 10-day injured list where he was recuperating from a left calf strain. It is expected he will return for Tuesday's matchup against the Twins.

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 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Omar Narvaez 58 50 194 33 55 5 0 10 25 90 0 44 0 .284 .464 .364
Dee Gordon 50 47 180 19 51 6 2 3 21 70 13 26 2 .283 .389 .311
J.P. Crawford 20 20 73 8 20 8 0 1 9 31 0 22 1 .274 .425 .346
Domingo Santana 71 69 285 38 78 14 1 13 49 133 5 89 2 .274 .467 .337
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 31 1 79 28 3 26 2 0 14 0 0 4 14 459
Brandon Brennan 30 0 102 35 0 27 4 4 22 0 0 4 20 553
Roenis Elias 28 0 96 32 0 29 4 1 19 0 0 3 16 562
Shawn Armstrong 17 0 54 21 1 10 2 1 4 0 0 2 9 315
Marco Gonzales 16 16 270 62 4 98 10 1 58 0 0 5 27 1418
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Omar Narvaez 58 50 0 29 7 5 0 2
David Freitas 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brandon Brennan 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Dee Gordon 50 47 0 0 0 4 0 0
Domingo Santana 71 69 0 0 0 9 2 0

cleveland-indians 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
Oscar Mercado 26 24 98 21 30 6 0 3 12 45 4 19 1 .306 .459 .358
Francisco Lindor 51 50 204 33 61 11 1 11 25 107 9 35 1 .299 .525 .365
Matt Joyce 53 7 66 10 19 7 0 2 8 32 0 15 0 .288 .485 .382
Carlos Santana 69 69 247 46 71 14 1 14 42 129 2 49 0 .287 .522 .407
Tyler Naquin 38 31 112 10 31 9 0 2 13 46 3 33 0 .277 .411 .311
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
Brad Hand 31 0 92 46 2 15 1 1 3 0 0 1 8 443
Oliver Perez 30 0 60 27 2 21 3 1 10 0 0 3 3 325
Adam Cimber 28 0 71 18 0 20 3 1 11 0 0 0 10 365
Tyler Olson 25 0 58 15 0 23 2 2 8 0 0 1 8 307
Nick Wittgren 22 0 73 25 0 19 1 0 6 0 0 0 4 412
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Roberto Perez 49 47 0 19 11 3 0 0
Kevin Plawecki 30 23 0 11 3 1 0 1
Adam Cimber 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Carlos Gonzalez 10 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
Carlos Santana 69 69 0 0 0 4 0 0