Baltimore Orioles vs Seattle Mariners Picks and Predictions May 19th 2024

Baltimore Orioles vs Seattle Mariners MLB Sun, May 19, 13:35 pm.
Baltimore Orioles
ML: -145
Seattle Mariners
ML: 120

Mariners Gear Up for Series Finale Against Orioles

The Seattle Mariners are riding high after their recent comeback victory as they head into the series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. With Dylan Moore on fire and George Kirby taking the mound, the Mariners are set to close out the series with a bang.

Dylan Moore’s Stellar Performance

Dylan Moore has been a standout for the Mariners, showcasing his skills at the plate. On Saturday, Moore went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored, leading the Mariners to a thrilling 4-3 comeback win. He was also impressive on Friday, hitting a homer and a double, even though Seattle lost 9-2.

Manager’s Praise

Mariners manager Scott Servais had high praise for Moore, saying, “This is the best version of Dylan Moore that we’ve ever seen. He has found a routine and his timing is consistent. He has done a heck of a job defensively, but the quality of the at-bats has just been awesome.”

Series Context and Team Dynamics

The Mariners are looking to build on the momentum from their Saturday victory. Meanwhile, the Orioles are wrapping up an eight-game homestand, having dealt with a week full of weather delays and rotation changes. Both teams face a quick turnaround after Saturday night’s weather-delayed game.

Pitching Matchups

Orioles’ Starter

Right-hander Corbin Burnes (3-2, 2.68 ERA) will start for the Orioles. Burnes, who last pitched on Monday, has been adaptable to the team’s rotation changes. He holds a 1-0 career record against the Mariners with a 3.38 ERA.

“You want to make sure you are healthy and have your best team and guys going into the postseason,” Burnes emphasized, highlighting the importance of strategic rotation management.

Mariners’ Starter

The Mariners will counter with right-hander George Kirby (4-3, 3.58 ERA), making his 10th start of the season. Kirby has been effective, striking out 51 batters while issuing just five walks over 50 1/3 innings. Despite his solid performance, the Mariners are 0-4 in his road starts this season.

Kirby has had four starts this season where he hasn’t allowed a run, including a stellar seven-inning outing against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

Orioles’ Roster Moves and Implications

The Orioles made a notable roster move by designating reliever Mike Baumann for assignment to activate Grayson Rodriguez from the injury list. This decision, while necessary, has caused some disappointment within the team.

“Mike has been with us for a while,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “The first half he had for us last year, how many games he helped us win. Just the incredible person he was and unbelievable teammate.”

Game Strategies and Tactical Adjustments

Both teams are adjusting to the quick turnaround and recent challenges. The Mariners are focusing on keeping their offensive momentum, especially through Moore’s hot streak and Kirby’s consistent pitching. The Orioles, meanwhile, are looking to stabilize their rotation and leverage Burnes’ experience to secure a win.


As the Mariners and Orioles gear up for the series finale, the focus will be on key performances and strategic adjustments. Dylan Moore’s offensive surge and George Kirby’s pitching prowess are crucial for the Mariners, while the Orioles rely on Corbin Burnes and their adjusted rotation to end their homestand on a high note. With both teams striving for victory, the stage is set for an exciting and decisive game.

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Baltimore Orioles
O 7
Seattle Mariners
U 7
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