Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers Picks and Predictions June 15th 2024

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Seattle Mariners
ML: -125
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Texas Rangers
ML: 105
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Mariners Aim to Put’ Points on the Board’ in Rematch vs. Rangers

Despite facing difficulties hitting, the Seattle Mariners were able to secure a 3-2 win against the Texas Rangers who were visiting on Friday night. In preparation for the second game of the three-game series on Saturday, they strive to maintain their success.

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Mariners’ Offensive Struggles

Statistical Challenges

The Mariners’ lineup, not exactly evocative of a hustler, ranks 28th in the majors in batting normal(.221), tied for 25th in on- base percentage(.299), and 24th in runs scored( 276). These figures punctuate the team’s ongoing struggle to induce offense constantly.

Recent Performance

Despite these challenges, the Mariners have set up ways to win close games, boasting a 17- 7 record in one- run games this season. They’ve also won five of their past six games, thanks to a combination of timely hitting and strong pitching. Designated hitter Mitch Garver noted,” We play a lot of close games, but our pitching helps with that. And recently, I suppose we have been doing a better job of putting points on the board.”

Power and Pitching crucial to Success

Power Hitting

One bright spot for Seattle’s offense has been their power hitting. The Mariners rank seventh in MLB with 78 home runs, which has been a significant factor in their capability to score runs despite their low batting average.

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Pitching Strength

Seattle’s pitching staff has been stellar, leading the majors in WHIP(1.07), ranking second in batting average against(.216), and sixth in earned run average(3.46). This combination of power hitting and strong pitching was on full display Friday night. Garver’s two- run homer erased a 2- 0 first- inning deficiency, while Luis Castillo and three relievers limited Texas to five hits and struck out 11.

Saturday’s Pitching Matchup

George Kirby for the Mariners

Right- hander George Kirby( 5- 5,3.81 ERA) will start for Seattle on Saturday. Kirby is coming off a no- decision in Sunday’s 6- 5, 10- inning win over Kansas City, where he pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Kirby has an emotional track record against Texas, with a 4- 0 record and a1.26 ERA in six career starts against the Rangers. His strikeout- to- walk ratio against them is nearly 11- to- 1.

Nathan Eovaldi for the Rangers

For Texas, veteran right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (3-2, 2.68 ERA) will pitch. Eovaldi pitched seven innings in a 7-2 victory over San Francisco, allowing two runs on five hits. Still, in 10 starts, Eovaldi has had trouble against Seattle, going 2-2 with a 5.09 ERA. In 53 innings against the Mariners, he has given up 10 home runs, a tendency he has had.

Rangers’ Updates

Corey Seager’s Return

There was some positive news for the Rangers on Friday night as Corey Seager returned to the lineup as a designated hitter. Although he went 0- for- 3 with a walk, his presence is a boost for the team. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Seager might return to shortstop before the series ends on Sunday.” He came by, passed all the tests, feels good,” Bochy said.” We allowed he would play today, and sure enough, he is good to go.”

Bullpen Utilization

The Rangers also entered a strong performance from Jose Urena out of the bullpen, who pitched31/3 innings. This allowed Texas to save their high- leverage relievers for the remaining games of the series.

Conclusion

As the Mariners and Rangers prepare for the second game of their series, both teams are concentrated on securing a win. Seattle aims to work their power hitting and strong pitching, while Texas looks to rebound with a solid performance from Nathan Eovaldi and contributions from their returning players. The strategies employed by both teams and the performances of crucial players will be pivotal in determining the outgrowth of this matchup.

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moneyline
over/under
Seattle Mariners
-1.5
170
-125
O 6.5
-115
Texas Rangers
+1.5
-210
105
U 6.5
-105
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