Miami Marlins vs Seattle Mariners Picks and Predictions June 21st 2024

Miami Marlins vs Seattle Mariners MLB Fri, Jun 21, 19:10 pm.
Miami Marlins
ML: 145
0
0
Seattle Mariners
ML: -175
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Marlins Try to Keep Luck Going as Mariners Hope to Change Theirs

It makes no sense at all.

The Miami Marlins have the most awful record in the Public Association yet have more stroll off wins (seven) than some other group in the majors.

On Friday night, they open a three-game series against the meeting Seattle Mariners, who sit in the lead position in the American League West however are on a two-game long string of failures.

Marlins’ Resilience

Miami as of late won two out of three games against the meeting St. Louis Cardinals. After a disappointing 1-5 road trip, Miami won both games in the series with walk-off victories, and Marlins manager Skip Schumaker was particularly impressed with his players’ performance.

“Credit to our guys,” . “They still come in positive, thinking they are going to win every single day.”

Skip Schumaker

The center fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr., who was off on Thursday, is a hope for the Marlins that he will be able to play again. He was scratched on Wednesday because of a tight right hamstring. However, the injury is considered to be minor, so he was available to pinch-hit.

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Trevor Rogers on the Mound

Left-hander Trevor Rogers (1-8, 5.09 ERA) is expected to start for the Marlins on Friday.

The Marlins are just 1-13 when Rogers pitches, including an active streak of five straight losses that dates to mid-May.

However, the Marlins believe that Rogers—their first-round pick in 2017—is turning things around. After compiling a 7.78 ERA in five May appearances, he has a 3.50 mark in three June starts.

Rogers, a 26-year-old New Mexico native, has never faced Seattle.

Mariners Seeking a Turnaround

The Mariners will enter the Friday game on the heels of 8-0 and 6-3 losses in Cleveland, the latter coming Thursday afternoon.

“When you play really good teams like this,” Mariners manager said of the Guardians, “every inning is critical. You can never let your guard down.”

Scott Servais

George Kirby’s Performance

On Friday, the Mariners are expected to start 26-year-old right-hander George Kirby (6-5, 3.54 ERA), their first-round pick in 2019.

Kirby will be pitching on five days’ rest. In that scenario, he is 16-4 with a 2.27 ERA since debuting in 2022. On four days’ rest, he is 8-9 with a 4.54 ERA.

He has confronted Miami only a single time, pitching six innings, permitting just a single run, which was unmerited, fanning 10 and getting a success on June 13, 2023.

The Mariners are 41-30 when Kirby pitches, including 8-7 this year.

Kirby had a 4.08 ERA entering June, but in three starts this month, he is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA.

When he is right, Kirby pounds the strike zone. This year, he has 84 strikeouts and just nine walks in 86 1/3 innings.

Mariners’ Offensive Leaders

The Mariners’ offense is paced by switch-hitting catcher Cal Raleigh, who leads Seattle in homers (12) and RBIs (44).

Focus defender Julio Rodriguez — currently a double cross Elite player at age 23 — drives the Mariners in takes (16 out of 20 endeavors). Last year, he had 32 home runs, 37 steals, and a 30-30 record.

He has just seven homers this season and is second in the American League with 89 strikeouts.

Key Matchup: Marlins vs. Mariners

As the series opens, the Marlins plan to proceed with their amazing skill for stroll off triumphs, while the Mariners hope to snap their terrible streak and keep up with their lead in the AL West.

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Conclusion

Friday’s game will establish the vibe for the series, with the Marlins expecting to broaden their series of wins and the Mariners looking to recover their balance. The two groups have a ton to demonstrate, making this matchup one to watch.

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spread
moneyline
over/under
Miami Marlins
+1.5
-120
145
O 7
-120
Seattle Mariners
-1.5
100
-175
U 7
100
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