Miami Marlins vs Seattle Mariners Picks and Predictions June 23rd 2024

Miami Marlins vs Seattle Mariners MLB Sun, Jun 23, 13:40 pm.
Miami Marlins
ML: 130
6
4
Seattle Mariners
ML: -155
-

Mariners Out to Seize Road Series vs. Marlins

The Seattle Mariners are looking to clinch a road series victory against the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Despite leading the AL West, the Mariners have faced challenges on the road. After a narrow loss on Friday, Seattle bounced back with a dominant 9-0 win on Saturday. Both teams are gearing up for a crucial showdown, with the Mariners hoping to build on their recent success.

Mariners’ Road Struggles and Recent Performance

The Mariners have a strong home record at 27-12 but have struggled on the road, holding an 18-22 record. They aim to turn things around with a series win against the Marlins. Miami took the first game 3-2 in 10 innings, but Seattle responded with a resounding 9-0 victory on Saturday, showing off their offensive strength.

“I don’t know if the numbers show it,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said, “but it seems like we haven’t controlled the counts on the road as well as we have at home. Timely hitting has been more prevalent at home.”

Key Pitching Matchup

Bryce Miller (Mariners)

  • Record: 6-5, 3.46 ERA
  • Recent Performance: Miller, who was originally drafted by Miami but didn’t sign, has been solid this season. He allowed just one run over seven innings with eight strikeouts in his last outing.
  • Career vs. Marlins: 1-0, 1.50 ERA in one appearance.

“I just want to go out there and give us a good chance to win,” Miller said. “The goal is for me to go out there and get myself in position to win.”

Kyle Tyler (Marlins)

  • Record: 0-0, 4.50 ERA
  • Recent Performance: Tyler, making his first major-league start, has shown promise in the minor leagues with a 4-2 record and a 2.80 ERA for Triple-A Jacksonville.
  • Career: 1-0, 2.45 ERA in 18 1/3 innings at the MLB level.

“We have a lot of guys injured, but we’re not the only team that has an injured rotation,” Marlins manager Skip Schumaker said. “We have to get some length out of the starters. Three and four innings (per start) is not ideal.”

Mariners’ Offensive Breakout

Seattle’s offense exploded on Saturday with 15 hits, breaking their trend of road struggles. Notably, the bottom of the order was highly productive:

  • Dominic Canzone: 4-for-5
  • Dylan Moore: 2-for-5
  • Ryan Bliss: 3-for-4

Marlins’ Injury Challenges

The Marlins’ rotation has been hit hard by injuries, with six starters on the injured list, including Cy Young Award-winner Sandy Alcantara. Braxton Garrett was also scratched from his scheduled start due to elbow discomfort. This has forced the Marlins to rely on their bullpen and untested starters like Kyle Tyler.

Key Players and Concerns

  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. (Marlins): Leads the team in OPS (.770), RBIs (36), and steals (13). His status is uncertain after leaving Saturday’s game with biceps tightness.
  • Marlins’ Offense: The team’s offensive performance has been inconsistent, adding pressure on the pitching staff.

Conclusion

The series finale between the Mariners and Marlins promises to be an intriguing matchup. Seattle will look to capitalize on their recent offensive success and Bryce Miller’s solid pitching to secure a road series win. The Marlins, dealing with significant injuries, will hope for a strong debut from Kyle Tyler and need to manage their bullpen effectively to stay competitive.

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moneyline
over/under
Miami Marlins
+1.5
-135
130
O 7.5
-120
Seattle Mariners
-1.5
110
-155
U 7.5
100
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