Ny Yankees Yankees vs Seattle Mariners Picks and Predictions May 20th 2024

NY Yankees Yankees vs Seattle Mariners MLB Mon, May 20, 19:05 pm.
NY Yankees Yankees
ML: -140
Seattle Mariners
ML: 120

Red-hot Yankees Aim to Extend Winning Streak Against Mariners

The New York Yankees are on a hot streak this season, boasting a 33-15 record that matches their stellar start from last year. This year, their offense has kicked up a notch, and their pitching staff has been rock-solid, even without their ace, Gerrit Cole, who’s sidelined with an elbow injury. Fresh off a sweep of the Chicago White Sox, the Yankees are looking to extend their winning streak to eight games as they take on the Seattle Mariners in a four-game series opener.

Yankees’ Offensive Firepower

The Yankees’ offense has been absolutely blazing, outscoring their opponents 41-12 during their seven-game winning streak. Sunday’s 7-2 win over the White Sox showed off the depth of their lineup:

  • Jose Trevino hit a crucial two-run single.
  • Jon Berti launched a game-changing three-run homer.
  • Aaron Judge kept up his hot streak with his seventh home run in 13 games.

Judge has been on fire, batting .500 (12-for-24) since the Yankees’ last loss. Trevino is batting .343 over his past 23 games, and Anthony Volpe is enjoying a career-best 12-game hitting streak with a .315 average.

Pitching Dominance

Left-hander Carlos Rodon has been the epitome of the Yankees’ pitching success, allowing just two runs over six innings in his last outing. This performance helped the Yankees maintain a perfect 7-0 record with a 0.80 ERA during the winning streak. Rodon’s confidence in his team was clear in his post-game comments, highlighting the strength and unity of the Yankees’ lineup and pitching staff.

Mariners’ Recent Performance

The Seattle Mariners, who finished April strong with 11 wins out of 14 games, have struggled with consistency lately, posting an 8-9 record over their last 17 games. This included a series loss to the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend.

  • Julio Rodriguez has been a standout, hitting 12-for-28 over his past seven games.
  • Luke Raley added three hits in Sunday’s game, but the Mariners struggled with runners in scoring position, going 2-for-9 and striking out 13 times.

Mariners’ manager Scott Servais remains optimistic about the team’s offensive progress but acknowledges the tough road ahead as they face the Yankees.

Injury Concerns for the Mariners

The Mariners are dealing with several injuries, most notably second baseman Jorge Polanco, who has missed five straight games due to hamstring tightness. The team might place Polanco on the injured list, complicating their lineup even further against a formidable Yankees team.

Pitching Matchup: Marcus Stroman vs. Logan Gilbert

Marcus Stroman (3-2, 3.33 ERA) is set to start for the Yankees. His recent performance has been stellar, contributing significantly to the Yankees’ winning streak. In his last outing, Stroman delivered six scoreless innings against Minnesota, marking the sixth time this season he has allowed three runs or fewer. His career record against the Mariners is 1-2 with a 3.75 ERA over four starts.

Logan Gilbert (3-2, 3.07 ERA) will take the mound for the Mariners, looking to bounce back from consecutive losses. After a strong start against Houston, Gilbert has struggled in his last two games, allowing 11 runs over 10 2/3 innings. His career stats against the Yankees aren’t as favorable, with a 1-2 record and a 7.97 ERA over four starts. His most recent outing against the Yankees was particularly rough, as he gave up seven runs in four innings.


The Yankees are riding high on momentum, with both their offense and pitching clicking on all cylinders. As they face the Mariners, they aim to extend their winning streak and solidify their status as one of the top teams in the league. Meanwhile, the Mariners are looking to regain their footing and overcome recent challenges. With intriguing pitching matchups and key players in the spotlight, this series opener promises to be a thrilling contest.

Docsports, The most trusted name in sports handicapping
Mon, May 20, 07:14 am.
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O 8
Seattle Mariners
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